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Little Extols Virtue of Madill Education During Speech about Success to National Honor Society Inductees Thursday; Watch Video

posted Feb 19, 2015, 7:29 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Feb 20, 2015, 8:50 AM ]
Madill attorney and philanthropist Dan Little extolled the virtues of an education from Madill on Thursday night as the keynote speaker for the Madill High School National Honor Society induction ceremony at the Wildcat Den. He spoke about success. What the keys are to attaining it and how to develop it in one's own life. Little has attained personal and professional success few people will ever experience. His local law practice is recognized among the top five percent in the United States. He is a Harvard graduate. Little has served on numerous boards ranging from hospitals to institutions of higher learning. He participates in countless marathons across the nation, including New York City. Yet, with all his personal and professional success, he chose to highlight the success of others that began in Madill. 
"My goal will be, that you may not know more about success, but you will know that without family wealth, with no connections or other inside advantages and even without a college education, you can achieve the very highest levels of success locally, state or nationallly, because so many other Madill students just like yourself have proven that it can be done," Little said in his speech Thursday night.
Those in attendance at the banquet heard numerous stories of success that had their genesis in the hallowed halls of Madill High School. From manufacturers to mechanics and from politicians to financiers, Little delineated their career path and all of them originated at MHS or Madill. Little's message was that these current Madill students could achieve the same high levels of success as their predecessors. He also pointed to the fact that work ethic begins early and is built through entry-level positions in all areas of commerce. 
Kaylee Ayres and Tylyn Ballinger earned members of the year honors. Becca Pugh and Kady Huffstutlar were tabbed as volunteers of the year in the MHS NHS.
Those students being inducted into the National Honor Society tonight at MHS were as follows: Kasey Adams, Maggie Ahearn, Paxton Arterberry, Ana Arivizu, Roxy Avila, Guadalupe Camacho, Marisol Canseco, Rebekah Demsey, Anna Gonzalez, Fabiola Grimaldo, Hayden Holder, Caleb Huffstutlar, Kaitlyn Jones, Brayden Laws, Nallely Martinez, David Medina, Selene Moreno, Marithza Ortiz, Alahna Ross, Danny Sanchez, Will Shelby, Yanari Trevino, Joseph Tuck, Colton Wagoner, Dallas Wills and Kay Wolff.
Mrs. Hartin serves as the NHS sponsor.   

Watch Entire NHS Induction Ceremony from Feb. 19