On Sunday, June 14, more than 60 graduates from area schools in addition to colleges and universities from across the nation were honored in ceremonies at the Mt. Zion Church of Oakwood Village, where Rev. Dr. Larry L. Macon Sr. is the pastor. Graduates from the 4000+ member church represented area high schools and all levels of college. For their accomplishments and to encourage continued excellence, the graduates received special recognition, words of wisdom, and gift bags.
Author Henry Ford delivered the keynote address “Ready for Takeoff.” Comments were also shared by Ramona Robinson, Anchorwoman from Television News Channel 3. Gift bags were distributed and handshakes shared with Pastor Macon, Ramona Robinson, Assistant Cleveland Prosecutor Pinky Carr, and other staff members from Mt. Zion.
This year’s gift bags included bibles, books, soaps, lotions, pens, trial gym memberships and more. In the category of unique items, there were also words of wisdom from various parts of the world. Messages gathered from mentors and associates of Henry Ford were shared in three booklets. These messages came from as close as Westerville, Ohio and as far away as The Philippines, demonstrating that support for education and self-improvement is universal if you connect with positive people.
Those words of wisdom are valuable information that we can all benefit from, and are available on this site. A BIG THANK YOU for those who took the time to care and to share, including Harvey Alston, Jesse Domingo, Willie Johnson, Rev. Jeaneatte Pintar, and Shirley Williams. We (Dianne and I) also shared a message we think would be of value, that can be clicking here.
Mt. Zion’s “Graduates Sunday” was completed with a powerful, moving and challenging sermon by Rev. Charles Harkness who filled the dual role of graduate and deliverer of the message.
CONGRATULATIONS, PRAYERS and BEST WISHES to the graduates and their families.