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College of Eastern Idaho provides second chance for adult students

Back to school

Melissa Sudweeks poses for a photo at her home on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Sudweeks, who has a three-year-old boy Jackson, has been taking online classes through College of Eastern Idaho. Sudweeks decided that she wanted to go back to school after quitting several years ago because of health issues.

Melissa Sudweeks is getting a second chance.

Every week and every other weekend, Sudweeks takes care of her 3-year-old son, Jackson, by herself. On this Tuesday afternoon, he squirms on her lap and cries for a snack for a few moments before quietly watching his favorite TV show on Sudweeks’ phone.


Melissa Sudweeks holds her son Jackson Henderson, 3, during an interview with the Post Register at her home on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Melissa Sudweeks chat with her son Jackson Henderson, 3, at her home on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Sudweeks decided that she wanted to go back t…

Luke O’Roark is a reporter for the Post Register. He can be reached at 208-542-6763. You can also follow him on Twitter: @LukeORoark

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