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Making a difference with the three P's

Stockbridge Middle School will host motivational speaker Glenn Hollingsworth in celebration of Black History Month Wednesday.

Hollingsworth’s presentation, “History is in the Making,” will focus on helping students gain a deep understanding of past and present historical figures in black history. School officials said Hollingsworth will discuss ways students can make a difference in their communities using his three P’s method of passion, practice and purpose. Students, faculty and parents are invited. Seating is limited.

Military news

• Army Spc. Derron D. Webb has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is the son of Melisa Tanner of Hampton and grandson of Eva Starks of Griffin.

Webb is a 2008 graduate of Luella High School and is an unit supply specialist assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for two years.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.

• Army Pvt. Nicholas M. Porter has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Phyllis Allen of Stockbridge and a 2012 graduate of Stockbridge High School.

During the nine weeks of training, Porter received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions. He also received training in development of basic combat skills, battlefield operations and tactics, using weapons and weapons defenses.

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