Cadets from Lyman Ward Military Academy fill their plates with fried chicken and macaroni and cheese at the Christmas dinner in their honor at Dadeville Kiwanis Club last Thursday. Secretary/treasurer Betty Hayes said she hoped the meal would show the cadets love and pride from the community. | Alison James

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Kiwanis Club honors Lyman Ward cadets

Published 11:49am Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cadets from Lyman Ward Military Academy joined the Dadeville Kiwanis Club last Thursday for a special holiday meal.

Academy President Lt. Col. (Ret) John Coulter spoke to the club about the cadets and the school, calling it “counter cultural.”

“The cadets at Lyman Ward are a great bunch of young men,” Coulter said. “We are, not in name only, a Christian military school … When we talk about character, we mean it in the Christian sense.”

Several cadets stood up and shared their stories about the academy.

“This school was meant for something,” said Cadet Nicklus Black. “It’s for people who are trying to get their lives right.”

Secretary/treasurer Betty Hayes said she hoped the lunch showed the cadets the community’s love and pride for them.

“Children are priority No. 1 with Kiwanis Club,” Hayes said. “We will help them in any way we can.”

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