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Hattiesburg attorney speaks before crowd of students at JCJC


On Thursday, JCJC's Annual Black History program featured a prominent Hattiesburg attorney as its feature speaker.

Forrest County Justice Court Judge Gay Polk-Payton spoke before a crowd of students and faculty about the importance of getting the most from their education in its totality."
The theme of the program was "an Education that Makes a Difference."

"You have to give yourself an opportunity to be great, but you can't have the opportunity to be great if you stay inside your comfort zone," Polk-Payton said. "If they don't take the totality of their education, if they just take what they get from the books and not the education that they are getting from surrounding circumstances, then their education is not going to benefit anyone including themselves."

Afterward, Polk-Payton answered questions and signed copies of her book, "This Has Been a Public Service Announcement."

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