Skip to content

Learner story archives

June 28, 2010

This week, we have a story written by Tina Hyrtle, from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tina is originally from Kentville, Nova Scotia and received her high school diploma this year, with the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning at the NS Community College in Halifax. She is the first hearing impaired person to obtain a high school graduation diploma through the Adult Learning Program.


by Tina Hyrtle

My name is Tina Hyrtle, I am 22 years old. I grew up in Kentville and I decided to move to Halifax and took Adult Learning Program at the NSCC on Leeds street to finish my High School. I never thought I would success however after those years working hard trying to graduate and one day, I hand the last assignment to the teacher and realized that I finished it completely and made me believe that everyone who have disability  can truly successful. Honestly, I rarely had an interpreter in class, maybe three to five times a month with an interpreter. Which is why I am proud of myself. I believe that ANYONE can success no matter who they are; they will always success!

[This story was taken with permission, from a news release by the Government of Nova Scotia, about Over 500 Graduate With High School Diploma for Adults, made public on June 9, 2010.]

© 2015 Copian