Name & Agency Verification
Look at the linked PDF (alphabetical by last name). Let us know if your name and agency are spelled correctly. (This is information from when you registered for ELA, unless you have given us different information since then.)
How it is listed on this PDF is how it will be printed on the program, your certificate, and in the press release unless you tell us otherwise. (It will be listed the same across all of those documents.)
If your agency is listed generically, like Johnson County Government, be sure to indicate if you want it to be more specific (i.e. have your department name too). Also, if other people from your agency are participating, make sure you are entering it the same way. We will go with the majority for how an agency is listed (ie: KC Police Dept. vs Kansas City, KS Police Department).
Help the person who will read your name at graduation.
Here’s an example: Kristina Gallaher
- Kristina: Chris-TEE-nah
- Gallaher: GAL (like "what a nice gal") uh (you forgot what you were going to say...), her (the female pronoun)
- OR: Like Gallagher without the second "g" sound
If you feel like your name needs no explanation, simply leave it blank.
Please remember, while it may seem "self explanatory" to you, but it may not be to someone else. If there's a chance someone can butcher it, they probably will.
A sentence or two (roughly 25-35 words) about your ELA experience that you’d like read out loud at graduation.
It could be something inspirational that was said in a class by an instructor, an exercise that you did that proved particularly meaningful, or anything else that you’d like to share with the graduation attendees about what you learned (from each other, guests, books). This will be read (along with your name and agency) as you are getting your certificate from Noel and getting your picture taken.
If you do not submit a quote, you will walk across to receive your certificate in silence. This is totally your choice, but it can be a bit awkward.
Please submit a quote now, or send your quotes/experience to Kristina Gallaher firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 12th.