PERSONAL pledge: I hereby solemnly promise that, from this day forth, I will endeavor to make the best use of my time, ability, and energy. I will promptly correct in myself every undesirable habit. I will diligently aim to make daily progress toward truth and perfection. I will keep my thoughts focused on completing a worthy goal.

I will make the most of my present opportunities as the best means of preparing myself for larger responsibilities. I will think and act accordingly to the dictates of my conscience. I will try sincerely to render helpful service to others.

I will cultivate intelligent optimism, self-confidence, dignity, and independence. I will spend each day so that at night I can lie down with assurance of God’s love and approbation.

Picture: Corinne Kutz