I wish everyone had read the story about the 15-year-old phenom basketball player Zion Harmon of Adair County.
He’s been exposed to a lot in his few years, but it appears he’s handled it with poise far beyond his young years, more than I can say about some highly paid national sports figures. They seem to think we want to see and hear about their opinions and their protests. If they want to make a difference, I suggest they spend time mentoring young men who could use their help.
This young man appears to know how to help; he sees the good and bad in people and communities, and he’s not going to belittle or speak down on anybody.
I hope he comes to the University of Kentucky; but wherever he goes, I believe he will be a voice and image of good. I’m also wondering if he might stay more than one year as his comments make me aware of his family’s view on the importance of education. We sorely need more models like him.
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