GED Success Stories

This page is dedicated to those who have successfully earned their GED Certificate. Many people from different backgrounds, socioeconomic status and facets of life have their own personal reasons for attaining their GED certificate. Here are just a few of them….

Sweetwater Union High School Community Members:

Joe Brosz, former principal at Otay Ranch High School

Jaime Mercado, former principal of San Ysidro Adult School; former Board Member of Sweetwater Union High School District

Daniela Amezquita, former SUHSD Adult Education student

Daniela came to Sweetwater Adult Education in 2004. She completed the school’s orientation in December 2004 and enrolled in an Adult Basic Education class. She went on to earn her GED and graduated in November 2005.

The school’s college and career counselors helped her enroll in Southwestern College in 2006, where she studied to be a marine biologist. At that time, she worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAH) as a biological technician.

Famous Celebrities:

Peter Jennings – ABC news anchor

Chris Rock – comedian, actor

Cher – actress, singer

Christian Slater – actor

Frank Sinatra – singer, actor

John Travolta – actor, singer, dancer

More Celebrities

  • Hilary Swank – actress
  • George Harrison of The Beatles
  • Ringo Starr of The Beatles
  • Greg Mathis of “Judge Greg Mathis”
  • Dave Thomas – tycoon founder of Wendy’s restaurant
  • Avril Lavigne – musician
  • Eminem – rapper/actor
  • Danica Patrick – Indy Car racecar driver
  • Boy George – musician
  • Marylou Retton – Champion Gymnast
  • David Bowie – musician/actor
  • George Carlin – comedian
  • Prince – musician
  • Roger Daltrey of The Who
  • L.L. Cool J – rapper
  • Vidal Sasson – business tycoon
  • Richard Pryor – comedian