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Sylvan Hills students attend Sharpton event
Sylvan Hills students attend Sharpton event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Gentlemen’s  Club at Sylvan Hills Middle School, which is a group of football players who have at least a grade point average of 2.5 and good behavior, represent the Pulaski County Special School District when they attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Wednesday, March 2, as part of the Youth Motivational Task Force Program.

The Sylvan Hills students will attend the keynote speech of Rev. Al Sharpton, who will discuss the theme of the program, which is “A.C.T. with a Sense of Urgency: Accountability, Commitment and Tenacity.”  The students have VIP seats and will be recognized during the program for their attendance.

A short presentation to the students by PCSSD Deputy Superintendent Dr. June Elliott and Mr. Rodney Matheney will take place at 8 a.m. at the school. The bus of students will depart from the school at 8:15 a.m.

The eighth-grade students, who recently finished celebrating and studying Black History Month, will have an opportunity to hear from one of America’s foremost leaders for civil rights battles against economic injustices and political inequity. Sharpton is the founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN).