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2005-03-09 School News

Debra Mabry and Powell Rucker commemorate Black History Month





MAYOR DEBRA MABRY
March 09, 2005 - Mrs. Debra Mabry, Mayor of Goodman, and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Powell Rucker were among the many guest speakers during the Black History Month activities at the Holmes County Vocational Center.





ASS'T SUPT. POWELL RUCKER
Mayor Mabry spoke to one of the Allied Health classes under the supervision of Mrs. Janice Washington, and one of the Business Computer Technology classes under the supervision of Mrs. China Stephens. On February 23, Mayor Mabry spoke on the theme: "Whose Hand Is Your Future In?"

"Your future is in your hand," she stated. "Do not let your future get into the wrong hand because it can become destructive and destroy you in ways which seem impossible. You are your own individual person, and the road to success is not easy," the mayor added.

Mayor Mabry challenged the students to get a good education, read, accept responsibility, and remember 'never, never, give up!'

Ms. Mabry was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the Vocational Center Director Frank Kimes, III

The Holmes County Vocational Center climaxed their Black History Month Commemoration Program with Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Powell Rucker.

Mr. Rucker spoke to one of the Building Trades classes under the supervision of Robert Sanford, and one of the Metal Trades classes under the supervision of John Sample on February 24, in commemoration of Black History Month on the theme: "The Fear of Wisdom."

"First of all, you must love and understand yourself. You must understand that wisdom is defined as having good common sense and making sound judgments. Fear is a false experience. Do not let fear rule you, take chances and make plans by investing in your future with a good education. Build your hopes on a solid foundation as your fore fathers did and remember that, 'It is not in numbers but in unity that our great strength lays,'" Mr. Rucker concluded.

Mr. Rucker was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the Vocational Director Frank Kames, III.

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