The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

July 2, 2014

Class thanks member for example of generosity

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — The classmates of Jack Morton wish to share their immense pride over his generous gift to Stanly Community College.

We want to pay tribute to him by sharing a few memories from our schooldays in the late 1940s. As a friend, Jack was always dependable, trustworthy and fun.

As a student, he served his school well in many activities such as athletics, drama, elected offices and many clubs. Other individual achievements were his selection as a Junior Lion and his induction into the high school National Honor Society.

Many of the students of Albemarle High School take special pleasure in recalling the many contributions Jack made to them and the school from 1945 to 1950.

This pattern of contributing to others should be recognized as another admirable trait possessed by Jack.

His gift to SCC is an example of returning thanks to the current educational community for what he received from his 1940s educational community.

The 1950 class of Albemarle High School offers its gratitude to the entire local community of our school days. They provided us with adequate facilities, superb faculties and worthy values which allowed us to grow into good citizens.

Jack Morton is the living proof of those successful educational contributions to our class.

Years ago, William J. Bennett wrote these words, “What are you going to do when you grow up is a question about work. What is your work in this world going to be? What will be your works? Work in this fundamental sense is not what we do for a living, but what we do with our living.”

Jack Morton has honored all of us with “his living.”

Henry Forrest

of Charlotte

acting president

Albemarle High School class of 1950

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