Ashdown JH recieves funding for Gentlemans Club

    Ashdown Junior High Assistant Principal, Tracy Forte, and AJHS student De’James Powell announcing the Gentlemens' Club

    Thanks to a grant from the E-Z Mart Foundation, 25 young men in grades 6-8 will be joining the club.

    There was a big announcement during the Ashdown School Board Meeting for January this week. Ashdown JH Assistant Principal, Tracy Forte says he received a grant from the E-Z Mart Foundation. The grant is to fund a Gentleman's program for 25 young men grades 6-8 starting this month.  The objective of the Gentlemens' Club is to help educate and instill gentleman-like qualities in the young men.
    De’James Powell, a student at AJHS and member of the club recited “See it Through” by Edgar Guest
        When you’re up against a trouble, meet it squarely face to face
        Lift your chin, set your shoulders, plant your feet and take a brace.
        When It’s vain to try to dodge it, do the best that you can do.
        You may fail - but may conquer, see it through!
        Black may be the clouds about you, and your future may seem grim,
        But don’t let your nerve desert you - keep yourself in fighting trim!
        If the worst is bound to happen, spite of all that you can do,
        Running from it will not save you, see it through!
        Even hope may seem but futile, when with trouble you’re beset,
        But remember you are facing just what other men have met.
        You may fail but fall still fighting; don’t give up what e’er you do;
        Eyes front, head high to the finish.  See it through!

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