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Our Omega Commitment: ‘A look at the past with an eye on the future’

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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Our Omega Commitment: ‘A look at the past with an eye on the future’

Ricky Petty, Mayor Woodrow Hay (Omega Citizen of the Year), Rev.Nathaniel Robinson, Percyell Pratt (Omega Man of the Year) and Terry Crawford.

From Terry Crawford

      Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Achievement Week Program is a  nationally mandated program established by the fraternity. This annual Achievement Week program is used to locate and recognize those individuals, on a local and national level, who have given of themselves toward improving the quality of life for the American people. On Nov. 11, 2012 at Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church. The following nine students were featured for their outstanding Achievement and Excellence at the annual Achievement Week Program: Thierry Labbe and Patrick Mosley (Atlantic High School), David Adejunmobi (Boca Raton High School), Courtney Gonzalez (Boynton Beach High School), Yosiah Bohannon, Evelyn A’Sante Ross, Colin Saget (Santaluces High School) and Raymond N. Campbell and Erich Maine (Village Academy).

     These students were honored for their leadership ability, academic achievements, and community service contributions.

     The organization also recognized the Mayor of Boynton Beach, Woodrow Hay, as its Citizen of the Year and Brothers Martreace Jones and Percyell Pratt as its Omega Man of the Year for their outstanding community involvement and leadership within the South Florida area.

     This event paid tribute to a few of our society’s dedicated, committed, and hard working high school students and outstanding leaders of the Palm Beach County  community.

      This event was free to the public; however, a souvenir booklet was created  to raise funds to further support the organization’s scholarship award contributions.

     The audience was moved by the challenging words of the keynote speaker, Fraternity member Reverend Nathaniel Robinson of the Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church, for every person to understand that “Everybody plays the fool some time.”  He further expressed some profound commonalities of a foolish man and a wise man.  One having the Word of God in their hand does not mean they are clear of playing a fool when they do not read and apply the WORD to their lives and situations. Each student was announced to the audience, and they expressed their excitement and encouragement by clapping, cheering  and pure joy shown on their faces.

     We would like to extend a hearty thank you and show of gratitude for the help and support parents provide, tireless efforts of school guidance staff members and teachers and the working members of this great organization. Questers and the Omega Psi Phi fraternity are dedicated to providing community service in Palm Beach County. As the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Inc. continues to celebrate 100 years of service; we ask that you please join us in continued support of our annual scholarship programs by participating in the Christmas Party on Dec. 5, 2012 and Mardi Gras fundraiser on May 18, 2013 at the South County Civic Center.

 

 

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