Fraternity leader urges honorees to ‘just do it’

Published 10:25 am Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fifty-five boys and young men on Sunday afternoon were encouraged to set goals, persevere in achieving them and then come up with new and challenging ambitions as a way to grow and live a fulfilling life.

The exhortation took place at the Franklin High School auditorium in the presence of family, friends and members of the Franklin-Southampton Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

That organization had sponsored the re-launched program to recognize young achievers.

They were chosen by principals, teachers and guidance counselors, according to Victor Picot, a member of the local fraternity.

Cornelius N. Hudgins IV, the 26th Eastern Province polemarch, or president, of the fraternity, was the one who spoke to the audience. As a way to engage the audience, everyone was to clap once each time he used the phrase “Just do it.”

Hudgins also told the honorees to remember the ABC’s, such as Accepting challenges, Believe you can achieve them … Expect obstacles, have Faith in the Lord … and be Zealous in working toward those accomplishments.

He called each person a “walking, talking, living, breathing miracle.”

The selected honorees:

Marcus Bland
Miles Bland
Elijah Elliot
Coleman Flythe
Tyler Hamlin
Stephen Henry
Kamarre Hicks
Shaquil Jarrett
Deuntae Jefferson
Logan Jeter
Jordan Langston
Christian Owens
Brandon Palmer
Gabriel Rowel
Xavier Tyler
Malachie Warren
Stacy White
Donald Anderson
Jordan Artis
Trevor Blow
Keshawn Brown
Jackson Cobb
DeKhari Darden
Christopher Eley
D’Marie Eley
Davjan Everett
Layne Felts
Ishmael Ferrell
Drelyn Ford
Dajon Frazier
Matthew Frazier
Ethan Hatch
Alonzon Hobbs II
David Hunnings
Cameron Jenkins
Christian Jenkins
Christian Johnson
Timmy Jones
Maurice Joyner
Joel Kreider
Aeneas Leonard
Ayden Manley
Braydon Pittman
Nyjey Pope
Robert Robertson
Dominic Robertson
Davone Scott
Jahikem Scott
Ian Scott
Christian Spivey
Latrell Washington
Cahjmeir Williams
Jaylon Woodley
Jaleel Woodley
Miller Zurfluh