Congratulations to The Fayetteville Observer for the amazing parade of hope and inspiration you give to us annually through the cherished 40 Under 40 presentation. Why does it give us hope for the present and the future? We hear so much negativity about the young people and we often fail to publish the positive impact they daily make in the world. We are reminded that right among us live and work those young people who are high achievers and very goal oriented. While only 40 are selected each year, we are aware that this is only a sampling of those who are under 40 who have excelled in high school, college, and are well on their way in achieving other goals.
Each year this very diverse group represents many professions that help to make any community more prosperous and enjoyable for its residents. It is the responsibility of each of us to give to our community in order to make it better. Our area is blessed by the 40s under 40 who live among us. I have been so fortunate to know some of the young people in each class and I can attest that they are brilliant and they are truly among the best of the best.
Jessie McNeill, Fayetteville