NED PROGRAM AT ST. JUDE’S-The NED program is a character education program centered around a loveable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. The goals of the NED presentation are to inspire students to keep focused, be persistent, be kind, and achieve academic success. The program was an exciting mixture of humor, storytelling, and audience participation along with yo-yo and magic tricks. Shown, front from left: Cole Pugh, Claire Pugh, and Steven Rowlands. Back: Jessica Kramer and Emily Cerone.