PLEASE SEE THE TWO STORIES BELOW ON THE CLINTON 12 FIELD TRIP, TAKEN BY THE DEFY STUDENTS THIS SUMMER
Students line up Saturday to receive their certificates as they graduate from Phase I of the Drug Education for Youth Program (DEFY) and Leadership Training sponsored by South Central Kingsport Development Inc., Kingsport Community Foundation, Weed and Seed and DEFY Mentors. Click 2009 DEFY Kids Graduation to see video from the Times-News of the happy occasion.
Mary Alexander, coordinator of Weed and Seed, presented certificates to the 24 graduates while Mike Stice, green shirt, chairman of the Kingsport Community Foundation, Fred Walling, orange shirt, former chairman of the Kingsport Community Foundation, Louetta S. Hall, chairman of South Central Kingsport Development, and Johnnie Mae Swagerty, New Vision youth director and board member of Weed and Seed were on hand.
The DEFY Kids' Field Trip this year was to the Green McAdoo Cultural Museum in Clinton, Tennessee, where they learned about the Civil Rights Movement. Your Douglass website reporter was there, and the stories are below.