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Phillip Tutor: The wisdom of Anniston’s valedictorian

There’s a speech Tahj Jones wants to write, and he will. Soon.

Tahj Jones

Tahj Jones speaks at an Anniston High School academic awards event in January. Jones, who will graduate as the school's valedictorian soon, is taking the unusual end to the school year in stride.

In it he won’t rant or preach. Not his style. He’ll aim higher, to encourage and inspire, a message of hope. That’s who he is.

Phillip Tutor — — is a Star columnist. Follow him at