Sometimes, it just takes a little nudge to get you on the right path. Or, in Tabatha Malone’s case, a persistent shove.
Malone graduated from Emerald High School in 2000 and decided she wanted to take a break from school. She lived in Florida for a few years before returning to Greenwood. By 2006, she thought she was ready for college, so she enrolled in the accounting program at Piedmont Technical College. Her first semester was great, but her second was a struggle and made her realize that the program she had selected wasn’t for her. So, she took a break.