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A promise well kept
Clifton H. Anderson
Keeping a promise he made to a group of fifth graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (far right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of the Silver Crescent, the state’s highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with the students each year since 2005. In the beginning, he spoke with the students about peer pressure, bullying, anger, self-esteem, attitude, making healthy decisions and adapting to new situations during their educational journey. Oct. 26, he visited the students, who are in the eleventh grade at North Central High School, including first row, from left, Dr. Frank Morgan, Superintendent of Kershaw County School District who has visited the students with Anderson on two occasions, Lindsey Rogers, Lacey Rogers, Justin Dunham, Alexis Ponds, and Rusty Reeves.