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Played The Card Of Opportunity
Statistics would say he’d never make it. Society would label and agree. But sometimes that’s just motivation enough to prove everyone wrong.
In a sea of graduates, the pomp and circumstance of success brings comradery to the class of 2014 at UNA. But in this class, there’s one success story that stands out.
David Petty and his twin brother Howard were 16 when they were pulled into foster care with their younger brother Keith.
They learned about life, lies and love early. But the greatest of these is love, and that would keep the brothers together. John and Sandra Allrey of Athens took the brothers to raise. Adding two children at once was a huge task, not to mention the obvious difference — the Petty brothers were teenagers.
In 2010, David received a Kids to Love Scholarship. He earned the right for renewal, and in 2012, brought his brothers.
Three brothers from Elkmont who’ll be taking classes at UNA and Calhoun. Twins David and Howard Petty are pursuing careers in social work.
David Petty is in the first week of classes at the University of Alabama, working toward his master’s in social work. His twin brother, Howard, is a junior at Alabama A & M, also studying social work. WHNT NEWS 19 Read More...