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IN THIS ISSUE
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The Power of Persistence
(cover article)
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Victoria Stilwell
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Kitiana Jackson
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Brandon Francisco
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Chanel Simpson
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Laura Leonard
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Deborah Edwards
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Maya Edwards
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Dianne Ford
Happy Birthday
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Dr. Rita Bonomo
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Rochelle Robinson
Happy Birthday
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Zeta Phi Beta Affair
Crystal Thurmond
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Willie Gardner
Happy Birthday
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Rukiya Lee
Mission to South Africa
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Beyond Circumstance,
The Next Step
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BDPA and Back to School
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Is Your Mental Diet Right?
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Your Success Newsletter - May - June, 2008 - Published Bi-Monthly

"Where there is no vision, the people perish" - Proverbs 29:18
CONGRATULATIONS to Victoria Stilwell, fondly known as Tori, who was
recently accepted into the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Based on strong academic
credentials, civic involvement and spirited personality, Tori’s teachers
and administrators at Hickory High School nominated her for this
prestigious award.   

Tori passed the rigorous admission procedures including the application
process, regional selection of semi-finalists, and interviews to determine
finalists.  Tori was eventually selected from a field of finalists from
various states, and from Great Britain and Canada.  She will be
rewarded greatly for her achievements.  In addition to a full scholarship,
Tori will receive a spending allowance, a free laptop computer and will be
paid for attending summer enrichment classes, and other goodies.  The
entire scholarship package which exceeds $140,000.00 is a welcome
reward for Tori’s persistent efforts, and the efforts of her mother, an
understandably proud Catherine Crisco.

Catherine’s years of sacrifice and parental guidance has paid big
dividends in seeing her daughter achieve recognition and a head start
toward an excellent career.  Catherine is the very special friend of our
cousin Terrance Mitchell of Hickory, North Carolina.

Thanks also to the administrators, staff and teachers at Hickory High for
their support and development of Tori.  Certainly Tori well represents the
Hickory High School Mission Statement which is, “ . . . to develop within
each student the skills to be a responsible citizen and to have a lifelong
love of learning. This commitment requires the active involvement of
students, parents, staff and community. We believe that all students can
learn and that all students can be successful regardless of their race,
gender, or socioeconomic background.”

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About the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program (from their web site at
www.
morehead-cain.org)

The Morehead-Cain. It's as much about passion as it is about intellect.
And it's as much about what you'll give as what you'll receive. Pursue it
and explore the creativity, ambition, and courage that make you a
leader. We'll provide all the tools you'll need to get started. A top-notch
education at UNC-Chapel Hill, an amazing network of peers and mentors,
global travel, exciting internships.  But that's just the beginning. What lies
ahead is a lifelong challenge to do more for the world around you than
you do for yourself. This is the Morehead-Cain. Accept it, and create an
extraordinary life.

A big Thank You to Ruth Mitchell for obtaining a photo of Tori.

CONGRATULATIONS

to
Victoria Stilwell
A Bright
and Shining Star!