Collegiate overcomes challenges to graduate

Community College of Vermont student Ayla Thompson with her son Gregory. Thompson will graduate from CCV on Saturday.

Ayla Thompson said she didn’t think a college degree would ever be an attainable goal.

Thompson, 32, grew up in Wallingford and attended Mill River Union High School, but struggles with drugs and addiction led to her dropping out for a time during her senior year.

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Trap

Well done, Ayla! keep up the good work.

Jim Williams

Great story of a determined young lady once she was pointed in the right direction. Aylal should be an inspiration to all those facing an addiction problem. I believe we make our own problems and only the individual can solve those problems given the right direction and of course, their determination to achieve a better, more productive life for themselves and all involved. I wish her all the success possible. I feel she will succeed in attaining her goals. God bless her and her family!

Just sayin'

Just substitute the name Ayla for any number of individuals with life challenges and this can be a model of success. We should yell this story out from the highest mountain.....

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