If someone had asked Holden Gulley what he would like for his 18th birthday (Nov. 3), chances are he would have said he would like a high school diploma. As it turns out, that birthday wish was granted one day early.
After admittedly falling behind academically (two years) in high school, Holden decided it was time to make some personal changes. His mother gave him some advice that he wasn’t really excited about, but after being told he had to make a choice, “stay in school until he was 20 or enroll in the Whitewater Adult Education program,” he somewhat reluctantly enrolled in September. The rest, as they say, is history.