Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

‘Good Young Men’ Ceremony Planned for Friday

TWO STUDENTSOWENSBORO, Ky. (2/27/14) – Approximately 70 students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade will participate in a “Pledge of a Good Young Man” ceremony at Meadow Lands Elementary School during a special assembly from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the MLES gym.

As part of the ceremony, the boys will share goals of the Boys’ Group and highlight the importance of boys becoming good men.

Members will recite the “Pledge of a Good Young Man,” which was developed by members of the Boys’ Group and club sponsor Brad Dedman.

The pledge identifies the traits and characteristics of good men with a goal of reminding boys of choosing the right path in life. The ceremony will also include presentation of bracelets with the words “Be a Man” to represent the boys’ commitment.

Among the items listed in the pledge are promises to follow the rules of society, home and school; be respectful of women, the elderly, the weak, private property and nature; to assist those in need of help; and refrain from bad language, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and fighting.

Other promises in the pledge are:

  • “I will do what is right, even if it seems like I am alone in my convictions”
  • “I will tell the truth and take responsibility for my mistakes”
  • “I will not participate in activities or games that take me off the path to manhood.

The boys will sign the document with the promise “to follow this pledge to the best of my ability."

Brad Dedman, MLES guidance counselor, said the goal of the pledge is to remind the boys that “Just being a certain age doesn’t make you a man. Being a good man requires that you act in a way that earns the title of being a good man. Our country, our communities and our families need good men.”

The boys’ parents and families have been invited to attend the pledge signing ceremony. The school is located at 3500 Hayden Road.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Lora Wimsatt

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Muhlenberg County School Board Meeting

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (7/28/14) — There will be a special called meeting of the Muhlenberg County Board of Education… Read More

Rape Arrest

HENDERSON, Ky. (7/28/14) — On Saturday, July 26, 2014 at approximately 7:09 p.m. the Henderson Police Department… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 24, 2014 3918

Powderly Man Injured in Apparent Gun…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 2826

Madisonville Man Charged for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
July 25, 2014 2200

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1847

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 24, 2014 1808

Muhlenberg to Have State's Only Honey…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 24, 2014 2826

Madisonville Man Charged for Drugs,…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
July 25, 2014 2200

No One Injured in Truck-Train Collision

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1847

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1526

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 25, 2014 1448

Vehicle Strikes Lawn Mower Driven on…

in Top Stories by Dep. Mike Evans

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 24, 2014 1358

US 231 Ohio River 'William Natcher'…

in News by Keith Todd
July 24, 2014 1076

Maintenance Scheduled at Fisher Park and…

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 24, 2014 914

Portion of Spring Bank Drive Closed…

in News by Sherry Girten
July 28, 2014 583

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 568

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 24, 2014 3918

Powderly Man Injured in Apparent Gun…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 1808

Muhlenberg to Have State's Only Honey…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 24, 2014 1319

Marching Mustangs Band Camp Underway

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 25, 2014 1317

Business Spotlight - McQuady's Automotive

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 25, 2014 1134

Business Spotlight - Blue Moon Car Wash

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03