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OKE Young Men of Distinction

Hello OKE Family, 


The 2017-18 Young Men Of Distinction (YMD) school year has officially begun. We had our first YMD community service event today. This morning we visited the residents of Laurel Park Elderly Assisted home and helped to serve their residents. I was extremely proud of the way our young men interacted with and served the residents!  They were extremely kind and helpful.

I believe a great time was had by both the students and residents. We are not allowed to show you the pictures of the residents but please know that the boys took pleasure in escorting the residents to and from their rooms, painting rocks with them and also bowling with them.....along with providing plenty of hugs and smiles. I have attached some pictures of the boys apart from the residents. Thank you to the YMD committee members (Dr. Sampson, Ms. Hall, Mr. Ausmore, & Coach Goff) for giving of their time to instill the life lesson of "it's better to give than to receive" into the lives of our boys.Please contniue to encourage our young men as they strive to become the fearless, responsible, and hard-working men of tomorrow.



Thank you,

Walter Shields

Principal Oakland Elementary School 



Click on link to see pictures of YMD Activities:


Laurel Park