Homegrown leaders share message

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Homegrown leaders share message Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Published 9:09 pm Friday, February 19, 2010 You Might Like PMUMC to hold benefit sale today KRISTINA VISE Park Memorial United Methodist Church is holding its Semi-Annual Children’s Closet Consignment Sale fundraiser for the church’s Children’s… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Dr. Michael Vincent Bivins, a member of the robotic surgery team, Urology Centers of Alabama, Birmingham, was the featured speaker for the PCES Black History Program.Bivins told the students that education has propelled him to heights he never imagined.“I have walked these halls, and this is where my journey started and where yours starts,” he said. Skip Sponsored Content Print Article “I have traveled around the world giving lectures about robotic surgery. I never dreamed of anything like that. And I want you to remember and repeat after me, ‘If you can do it, I can do it.’And you can.”Bivins is a graduate of Pike County High School, the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical School.And, he was nourished along the way with a regular diet of Success Soup, which is made with four ingredients. By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The message was plain and simple.“No matter what you want to do. No matter where you want to go, it all starts right here.”The “home grown” speakers at the Pike County Elementary School Black History Program Friday all had the same message for the students, “It starts right here.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “You must set goals and strive to reach them,” Bivins said. “You must have good role models and they are not always found on ESPN or ‘in the League.’” You must get an education that will prepare you for what you want to do, and you must stay out of trouble. If you will do those things you will be successful in whatever you choose to do. Remember ….”And the students responded in unison, “If you can do it, I can do it!”Dr. Kenneth Bynum, PCES principal, introduced other role models who walked the halls of Pike County Elementary School and have found success in their chosen fields.Pike County Commissioner Charlie Harris, Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport, Brundidge City Councilmember Cynthia Pearson and Entrepreneur Patricia Valentine challenged the students to be the best they can be.“You have to believe in yourself, set goals for yourself and stay focused,” Harris said.Davenport echoed Harris’ belief that success is within each individual.He was the son of a sharecropper, who challenged him to do more than was expected of him.“If you do more than what is expected of you, you will be successful,” Davenport said.Pearson stressed the importance for education as the foundation what whatever career choice someone makes.“You can’t learn too much,” the community leader and entrepreneur told the students.“Education is the key to success.”Valentine said she never speaks to a group without talking about inspiration.“Believe in God, and believe in yourself,” she said.“You can’t be anybody else. So be comfortable in your own skin, and be your best and do your best.”Donnella Carter, administrative assistant to Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, challenged the students to take advantage of every educational opportunity because education is the foundation on which futures and success are built.last_img

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