Meet the Smiths
A family lesson from Mrs. Smith: "
Make sure that your kids stay active. Ours were so active. Because of this, they learned how to manage their time well. Time management to make time for all
they want to do."
and their beautiful grandmother after their high school graduation.
The Smith kids
were very active in school from band, to playing soccer and baseball. They also each won awards in the NAACP ACT-SO competition. Malcolm won the gold for the vocal competition. Marcus won the bronze medal fro playing the sax.
Malcolm and Marcus.
The twins names were inspired by their dad’s experience at the historical Million Man March in 1995.
from the University of Illinois. “College graduation… that one really gets to you as parent.”
The college grad
is on her way to real life working for the Nestlé Corporation in Virginia.
Father’s Day at University of Illinois.
Carolyn enjoyed watching John with their daughter growing up. “Jackie was his running buddy.”
Mr. & Mrs. Smith and their oldest.
“When you have children you extend that into anything you do.”
Marcus, Malcolm and Jackie
all received educational scholarships to college. Their mom says that Jackie was great example of excellence for her brothers.
The young Smiths.
“Fatherhood made me slow down. It made me become more responsible so that I created a plan, a vi
John and Carolyn.
They met at his fraternity’s picnic at Western Michigan University. He is a Kappa and she is an AKA from Illinois State University.
Boling Brook Family of the Year 2013. “
A girlfriend of mine took it upon herself to write a letter, submitted to our mayor and we were selected. We had no idea,” Carolyn says.