This is an awesome story that I hope will inspire you.
Have you seen Jacob Thackston? Is that name recognizable?
Google will not readily yield an accurate association.
The trappings of fame are not its acclaim.
Familiarity does not come from notoriety.
The name, Jacob Thackston, has a particular importance to me. It is a name that has come to transcend even the owner in my mind. I associate this name more with a characteristic than a particular personage. It represents a potential that resides in each and every one of us.
We are all potential Jacob Thackstons.
Four years ago, Jacob Thackston was one of the top Lincoln Douglas debaters in Region II of the National Christian Forensic and Communication Association (NCFCA). He won several tournaments and qualified for the NCFCA National Championship. However, I don’t remember Jacob Thackston for these reasons.
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