Our Student of the Month for May is Maily Woolsey. Maily was born in Vientian, Laos. She made her way to America and joined her father in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1987. After graduating high school from Northside High School, she left Arkansas and relocated to Providence, Rhode Island. In Providence, she attended college for two years, but had to return to Arkansas to care for her mother. After returning to Fort Smith, Maily began working at Whirlpool, got married, and had a daughter. Like many others in the Fort Smith area, she was laid off from Whirlpool and is currently taking advantage of the TAA program to become skilled in other areas so she is more employable.
Maily will be found in many different classrooms of the Fort Smith Adult Education Center. She is brushing up on her math and language skills, working on obtaining a CRC (Career Readiness Certificate), and attending as many computer classes as possible. She has already completed many of the computer classes, including Windows, MS Word, Basic and Intermediate MS Excel, Basic and Intermediate Word, and MS PowerPoint. When not taking advantage of the VOED computer classes, she may also be found in the computer classes designed for ESL students. “I want to learn everything I possibly can while I have the opportunity”, Maily commented.
Maily has been chosen to be Student of the Month, not only because of her dedication and enthusiasm for learning, but for her kindness to all others. Maily is always looking to help her fellow students. She goes out of her way to guide her neighbor students when they need it. Congratulations to Maily! With her great outlook and eagerness to help others, she will do well when she opens the next door of opportunity that she encounters.