Priceville Junior High Manners Club makes teacher proud

Manners Club at Priceville Junior High
Manners Club at Priceville Junior High

PRICEVILLE, AL (WAFF) - This isn't just an etiquette lesson but a new perspective for junior high school boys, with senior high school boys as their teachers.

These seniors are on a mission, according to Dustin Lorance.

"To help them keep from making some of the same mistakes we did and to be there for them in any kind of situation," he said.

But is it working? What are these 7th and 8th graders taking away from this club, especially as it pertains to the opposite sex?  Just ask 8th grader, Aubry Richardson.

"How to go ahead and open the door for them, how to hold their books for them and everything like that, And we also learned how to tie a tie," he said.

Eli Freeman will take his own lessons with him.

"They taught us, like, how to shake hands with somebody and you don't just like do, we call it the 'floppy fish,' because you don't just do a loose handshake. You want to give a firm handshake and, uh, they talked about common courtesy, how you're supposed to respect people and, like, say 'please' and 'thank you' and 'yes ma'am' and 'no ma'am,'" Eli said.

The club's faculty rep said she is proud of their progress.

"I hope that it gives them a sense of confidence, and, you know, it gives them a little bit of insight as to how to be a gentleman, and it's tools they can use for the rest of their lives that aren't taught as often as they should be," said Kim Morris.

They are learning lessons here, lessons that can come in handy later; lessons that each of these young men will be able to take with them as they walk through the doorway of life in Bobby's Bama.

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