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Moore woman pursues education path, making dreams come true

Graduation, job prospect makes future brighter for Heather Fry, 25, of Moore, Oklahoma.
BY CHRIS SCHUTZ Published: April 29, 2012

Shortly before she finished high school, Heather Fry dropped out and got a job at a drugstore.

“I was one of those students that was a little rambunctious,” she said.

Few would have imagined that on May 11, she would be among the nearly 1,200 students receiving degrees or certificates at this year's Oklahoma City Community College graduation.

“Oh, hopeless,” was the reaction she got when people learned that instead of getting a high school diploma, she had taken the GED (General Educational Development) test, Fry said.

The drugstore job made her realize that retail wasn't a good career choice for her.

So she went to Moore Norman Technology Center and became certified as a nurse assistant.

In medical work, she discovered, “I love taking care of people any way that I could.”

Three years ago, she was accepted into OCCC's nursing program.

In the first semester, the students were required to take a class on time management. Little did Fry know how much she would need that.

She is married to Jarred Fry, an electrician. A year ago, they adopted her 6-year-old second cousin, a little girl who had been in foster care.

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