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03/13/05

Local Educator Receives National Recognition

As one of the assistant principals here at Pass Christian High School, you can find Dr. Myron Labat, Jr. either checking homework or simply checking on one of the hundreds of students.

But this month, he will appear nationwide.

"I was extremely flattered to be in such company," said Labat.

He is featured in Ebony magazine as one of thirty people, who are ages thirty and under, who will be a force to be reckoned with in the future as leaders of their communities.

As a young educator, Dr. Labat has a passion for guiding other young people into a successful future.

"The kids keep me going and that's what motivates me. I enjoy the interaction with the students. It's always a learning process but at the same time, I've learned a lot as a person and also as a professional," said Labat.

But being the assistant principal here at Pass Christian High School isn't Dr. Labat's only duty.

The magazine lists his other accomplishments as well.

He is a commander of the junior knights, he is a youth minister at St. Rose De Lima Catholic Church, a former board member of the boys and girls clubs, and also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

So what does he do to wind down?

"I'm an avid tennis player so when I have time I like to play tennis and spend time with my family," said Labat.

Since Dr. Labat is already being recognized as a leader at such a young age, what does the future have in store?

"I welcome any new challenges that may come for me, but pretty much just kind of taking it one day at a time. I enjoy what I'm doing right now, and I'm just gonna kind of see where it takes me," said Labat.

Dr. Labat is married to Dr. Cherie Washington Labat, and they are the proud parents of two sons.

By Karla Redditte

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