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Charleston inducted into Boys & Girls Club Hall of Fame

Asa Charleston was inducted into the Boys & Girls Club of America Hall of Fame for the State of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Charleston is the charter member of the Boys & Girls Club and served as the president of the club for over 10 years, until 2015.

He currently is still an active participant with the club and serves on the board. He is a valued asset to the club.

Charleston is a resident of Thomasville and a native of Demopolis. He attended and graduated from John Essex High School in 1979. He attended Tuskegee University, was a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. (Beta Kappa Chapter) and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. Charleston has been employed with International Paper for 34 years.

He served on the Thomasville City Schools Board of Education for 12 years and on the Clarke County Executive Committee for the United Way for more than 10 years.

He was the recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award, which is presented to individuals with more than 4,000 hours of community service.

Along with the award recognition, he received, from President Barack Obama, a signed letter, certificate, and medal/pin congratulating him for his service in the community.

He is deacon and financial secretary at New Greater First Baptist Church where he is an active member.

Charleston has been married to Vickie Charleston for 34 years and they have two sons, Asa Charleston II and Antonio Charleston.

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