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February 15, 2013

Rotary recognizes Craddock as Paul Harris Fellow

ROCKY MOUNT — Tarboro High School football coach Jack Craddock was honored by the Tarboro Rotary Club Thursday when he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Harris was a Chicago attorney who founded Rotary International, the world’s oldest service organization, in 1905.

Craddock’s recognition was recommended to the local Rotary board by Al Hull and Trey Thorne and, as Craddock was being recognized before the club membership, President Chad Hinton noted the similarities of Craddock’s work and the ideals of Rotary.

The motto of Rotary International is “Service Above Self” and Hinton cited Craddock’s work with youth in the community, not just on the football team, but in other areas as well.

Individual honored as a Paul Harris Fellow meet the high professional and personal standards as set forth by Harris.

Craddock, who joked that he wouldn’t be able to speak after being presented with his Paul Harris pin and certificate, did take time to tell the group that the 2013-2014 edition of the Vikings football team is preparing to “get back on track.”

“We have a number of returning players and we’re working hard to get back where we belong after we slipped this year,” he said. “We’re committed to doing our very best.”

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