LETTER: Aaron Mellette does city proud

May. 01, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter out of complete joy to see one of our local athletes reach the pinnacle of gridiron success. Let me begin by asking, “When was the last time that somebody from Sanford made it to the NFL, NBA or into the pros in soccer or baseball?”

I would like to commend Aaron Mellette and his parents for all of the prayers, hard work and unseen sacrifices. I tip my hat to this young man for not only excelling at Southern Lee High School in the early stages, but for attending Elon University, and most importantly, for showing those youth who will surely follow in his footsteps that you can graduate as a dedicated star athlete.

I look forward to this young talent getting on that Ravens’ football field and representing that, with God, all things are possible as he mounts up with the wings of an eagle and makes this city proud.

William K. Johnson