PCHS student represent state at AMVETS conference
by KENNY FARMER
PELL CITY – Pell City High School student Cameron Roberts has been chosen as the 2012 AMVETS Spirit of America representative for the state of Alabama. Roberts will be the sole representative for the state as he travels to Valley Forge, Pa. for a three-day leadership conference, hosted by the AMVETS National Service Foundation.

Roberts said that he is “definitely looking forward to the experience.”

“I want to make sure I can live up to the expectations,” said Roberts. “So I’m going to do my best to learn as much as possible.”

Roberts, who’s grandfather Harry Moritz and mother Cynthia Roberts are both disabled veterans, said he hopes to reflect the morals and character he learned from his family while at the Conference.

Dave Mumblo, commander of the Alabama Department of AMVETS, said Roberts was chosen from the group of applicants based on “his grades, his community activity and his potential.”

The leadership conference will be held Nov. 1-4 and will focus on motivating students to think about their goals and values; to bring attention to the opportunities and choices that are available in a free society; to build self esteem and self reliance; to explore major National and International current events and issues; to promote the concept that responsible citizenship leads to civility in the community; and to develop models of good citizenship in the home, school and community.

Mumblo said that during the Leadership Conference, he hopes Roberts gains information that will lead to personal growth and success in his future endeavors.

Upon his return, Roberts hopes to volunteer at the Col. Robert L. Howard State Veterans Home in Pell City.

“They (veterans) have all worked so hard,” said Roberts. “They’re the finest of Americans, really. I’d just love to get to know them and hear their stories.”

Contact Kenny Farmer at kfarmer@dailyhome.com.

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