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Cincinnati Teenager Crosses State Lines to Get GED

Sixteen-year-old Katie Nethers decided to leave her Cincinnati-area high school when she had her son, Carter, that year. But a rule in Ohio’s GED laws meant she’d need the signature of her high school superintendent, which Nethers told the Cincinnati Enquirer she couldn’t get. So she found a way to get around the rule– by taking the test in West Virginia.


Katie Nethers of Monroe recalls the exact moment that she believes changed her life – or, at least, her career trajectory. She and her family were about to start opening Christmas presents when the phone rang. The GED test coordinators in West Virginia were calling Nethers’ mom to let her know that Nethers, 18, had passed the GED test.

Read more at: news.cincinnati.com

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