A dozen fifth-graders at Alban Elementary in St. Albans who have been studying highly successful people will tell what they've learned Thursday evening.
Each student will speak during the school's fifth-annual Success Night, which begins at 7 p.m. at the school.
The students are enrolled in teacher Deb Austin Brown's Fifth Grade Leadership Class. They have been studying Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Dale Carnegie, Clement Stone and other greats for the past six weeks.
Students applied to participate in the class as if applying for a job - they were required to fill out an application and undergo a personal interview. A field of 54 students was narrowed to 22. It's a rigorous process and not everyone finishes.
Each participating student has studied a successful person to glean that person's strategies for success. On Thursday, the students will present their findings and explain how they will apply the findings to their own lives.
The students and the successful people they studied:
Samantha Shuck, Jim Rohn. Megan Brown, John C. Maxwell. Sydney McDaniel, Denis Waitley. Ember Adkins, Clement Stone. Margaret Cantley, Zig Ziglar. Cecilia Forston, Og Mandino. Andy Roach, Earl Nightingale. Brytani Patterson, Teddy Roosevelt. Reilee Ferrell, Abe Lincoln. Evan Harrison, Mark Victor Hansen. Brady Patterson, Dale Carnegie. Hali Wriston, Les Brown.
The students will speak to an audience of parents, teachers, students, educators, business leaders and members of the community.
They'll also hear from several successful people: Former Alban success student Joseph Bradford, Nashville songwriter and businessman Doak Turner, and Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission Chairwoman Mildred Holt.
A documentary film about the program is posted online at www.99successstrategies.com. For more information, call Deb Austin Brown at 843 359-3119.
Contact writer George Hohmann at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.