"Leaving a Legacy"
For the Breakfast Club members and other high school and academy alumni, a common sentiment is that the history of those days need to be preserved so that future generations won't forget the life-changing work that went on there.
Asked what he would say to those who never had the opportunity to experience the high school or academy themselves, Tom [Butler] responded, "I would want people today and in the future to understand that the administrators at Berry High School/Academy put together a team of people who themselves captured the true spirit and vision of Martha Berry.
"Because the people there believed in us, we learned to believe in ourselves," he added. "We learned to understand our self worth, we learned how to work hard, and we learned that we could do anything if we put our minds to it."
For these reasons and others, the legacy of the high school and academy forever will remain strong.
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