DeonteBrownBeing 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.

Deonte Brown