Principal Murphy Armelin

Teacher, veteran, family man, martial artist and community leader a man determined to bring change. Our Living Legend discusses his early life, becoming a Karate Black Belt while stationed in South Korea and his career in education.

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Count Time Podcast Living Legend Murphy Armelin

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Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Principal Murphy Armelin

He has proven that dedication and determination is the currency to success.

Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.

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This week we made a special trip to my hometown to visit and to sit and share and hear the stories and stories of the great things, the high, the lows, the good, the bad, the good, bad and ugly things that happen in my hometown of Franklin. I got one of our community leaders and legends here today. Most of the people who are from that area, they’re going to know when they hear your name. Mr. Murphy L. Armelin. Welcome to Count Time.

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Happy to be here.

Not as happy as I am, not as happy as I am. I don’t even know where to start at Mr Armelin, because you have been a blessing to me, to my family and to the community of Franklin, Louisiana for many, many years. When you stepped up on the scene, it was time. It was time because you came at a time when things weren’t looking too pretty, things weren’t too bright. The future was looking down for the community of Franklin. But you came here and made a huge, huge impact on so many young men and young women who singlehandedly. I have to give the credit for what you’ve done, what you did and how you kept us focused as a people, as a community because of what you stood for and what you want to see come out of these young men and women at a young age. So we all owe a lot to you and your lovely wife Miss Earline for being so supportive of our community.

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