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Keeping a promise since 2005
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Keeping true to a promise he made to a group of fifth-graders at Bethune Elementary School in 2005, Clifton Harryton Anderson (first row, second from right), a retired mental health professional, volunteer mentor and the recipient of the Order of Silver Crescent, the state’s highest honor for volunteer and community service, has made unannounced regular visits with students each year since 2005. In the beginning, when they were in the fifth grade, he spoke many many times with students about peer pressure, bullying, anger, self-esteem, attitude, making healthy decisions and adapting to new life situations during their educational journey. On Sept. 29, he visited the students, who are in the 12th grade at North Central High School and looking forward to graduating from North Central High School in 2012.