Being in the Young Men of Honor has instilled in me many of the values my parents have taught me. Under the leadership of Mrs. Jackson, we were taught Respect, Honesty, and Responsibility. I enjoyed the community leaders who came to speak and share their experiences with the group. I had the chance to learn how to play golf, but it was more than a game, it taught us character, to be truthful with ourselves when no one else was looking. So many outings allowed us to not only read about our history but to be a part of it.
Being a Young Man of Honor was a privilege and honor. I truly thank Mrs. Jackson and all of the community or should I say, the village that helped inspire me, who taught me how to be a productive young man, and for encouraging me to be the best that I can be. I am a proud graduate of the 2013 class of South Effingham High School, graduating with honor. I now am ready to embark on my career as a soldier in the U.S. Army; I will carry with me everything that the Young Men of Honor Have taught me, and hopefully I will inspire someone else.