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Honors Program: Honesty


LBW Community College in Andalusia took on a new look recently as more than 30 first- and second-grade Fleeta School students were involved in various Honors Program activities on campus.

The event was designed, organized and conducted by 19 first-year LBWCC Honors Program students, incorporating principles from both speech and ethics classes and stressing the importance of character.

“It’s an opportunity to practice what they’ve learned in ethics, to serve and apply the principles of integrity and good character,” said Ramona Franklin, ethics instructor.
Following a visit to Fleeta School, the Honors Program students were required to name the program, create a logo, and develop a slogan by working in groups, then making a final selection as a whole team.

The group called themselves the “Liar Fighters,” and the children were involved in games, skits and other activities focusing on the importance of honesty, using the slogan, “Stop! Drop the lie! Roll with the truth!”

Courtney Baker of Andalusia said she was proud of how well the LBWCC Honors Program students pulled together to make the event successful.

“The best part, for me, was being on our own. We did this. We talked to the principal and teachers at Fleeta School to find out the best way to help these children,” she said.

“When we visited, the teachers stressed honesty as an important lesson for this age group,” said Courtney Douglas of Andalusia.

Alexis Moseley of Opp said the event was an opportunity to make a difference for children at a young age.

“We want to encourage honesty in their lives and hopefully impact future generations,” she said.

The LBWCC’s Honors Program committee is chaired by Michelle Goosby, mathematics instructor, and includes Ramona Franklin, ethics, psychology and sociology; Joli Jones, English and speech; Katie O’Neal, history and sociology; Dr. Steve Hubbard, English; Dr. Brian Cushing, chemistry and physical science; and Heather Owen, director of recruitment.


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LBW Community College in Andalusia welcomed more than 30 first- and second grade Fleeta School students to campus as part of the Honors Program “honesty” event. Children learned “Stop! Drop the lie! Roll with the truth!” and enjoyed exploring a fire truck. Pictured are, from left, Austin Bush, Zayd Rogers, Gage Williams, and Joseph Corica.


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