MADISON, W.Va – The 25th Judicial Circuit Adult and Juvenile Drug Court Graduation was held Wednesday, September 28 at 3:30 p.m.
The ceremony was in the Boone Heritage & Arts Center on Main Street in Madison.
There were many people in attendance for the ceremony.
There were six individuals who graduated from the program. Three were adults and three were juveniles.
According to the Center on Addiction, 44 percent of people in addiction treatment come from the justice system.
Judge William S. Thompson told a story about each graduate as he honored them for their accomplishments.
Thompson also went on to talk about their upcoming goals.
Miranda Cobb was one of the graduates.
Cobb said, “I feel very accomplished. I feel like I have jumped the ocean. “
“Looking back I never thought I’d see this light,” said Cobb.
Cobb is a very busy mother to be. She is a full time student in dental and works full time.
A representative from Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s office attended the graduation.
A representative from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s office also attended the graduation.
Each representative extended their best wishes to the graduates.
After the graduation ceremony refreshments were served so friends and family could socialize and mingle with one another.
Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661 or firstname.lastname@example.org