Gary Congratulates 25 Students on Induction into the National Honor Society
Pahokee, Florida – Trial attorney, Willie E. Gary recently visited students at Pahokee High School in Pahokee, Florida, to aid in the induction process of 25 students into the National Honor Society and to further inspire them to achieve academic excellence. Gary, and his wife, Gloria have visited Pahokee on numerous occasions and always take pride in returning to the city where they were born, raised and met in the second grade. Gary has not only visited Pahokee High School in recent years, but has also picked up the tab for the football team’s championship rings for three consecutive years beginning in 2007.
Gary was welcomed to Pahokee High School by Principal Adrian O’Campo, guidance counselor Machele Martin, the football team, members of the ROTC and inductees and current members of the National Honor Society. Gary praised the National Honor Society inductees for their remarkable academic achievements. He emphasized the importance of hard work, dedication and striving to be the best person possible. Gary also challenged the students to avoid becoming complacent with their success. He challenged students to continue to work hard, finish high school, continue on to college and graduate school and to use their education to help shape society. Gary’s remarks concluded as he revealed his struggles growing up as a poor migrant worker and the central role education played in his success. He urged the children to pursue their educational goals, despite obstacles.
“All of these students have important decisions to make about their future and they are undoubtedly on the right track,” commented Gary. “My intention was to motivate them to continue to make good decisions and to believe in themselves. Hopefully, they were able to identify with my story and it touched their lives enough to inspire them to finish high school and continue on to college.”