Willie B. Adkins History
STOCKTON-Willie B. Adkins
Tanner Quest/WBA Pledge
The Willie B. Adkins Scholars Program
Making The Dream Become A Reality
Tanner Quest and Adkins Pledge
Every Adkins Scholar commits to fulfilling and living up to the Tanner Quest and the Adkins Pledge.
(written by Maralyn Molock Scott)
There is much in life I want to do
There is much that I want to be
It's just that I didn't really know
How to get the best from me
Is there help around the corner
As in years that passed before?
Ah, yes, but the room is crowded
Students standing up by the door
From the classroom came a message
"All mortgaged dreams left here,
You must find that inner heeding,
Following all that you hold dear."
I'd received much information
Tried to sort this from the rest
I had found that something special
Fondly called- the Tanner quest
Willie B. Adkins Pledge
I pledge that from this day forward I will strive to love my brothers and sisters as I love myself.
I will strive to improve myself spiritually, morally and academically.
I pledge that I will study hard and develop my mind and my spirit.
I pledge to learn all I can about the contributions of those who came before me.
I want to understand what the struggle is all about.
I pledge to increase my knowledge of my culture and the cultures of others.
I pledge to improve my knowledge of self so that I may live with purpose.
I pledge to set realistic goals and develop a superior work ethic.
I pledge to reach back and pull up my sisters and my brothers with the helping hand of brotherhood.
I realize that we are stronger together than we are apart.
ALL THIS I PLEDGE!