Oak Mountain Middle recently recognized as Characters with Character. Students were selected by their teachers to receive the honor because they exemplified the character traits discussed during the first nine weeks of school. Behaviors demonstrated included overcoming obstacles, forgiveness, friendliness, showing respect, making good choices and making a difference by encouraging other students.
Students who were recognized were: Eighth Grade – Sydney Gossett, Luke Rakers, Erin Shaw, Spencer Hughes, Barbara Carpenter, and Trey Philpott; Seventh Grade – Emma Coon, Ben Wilke, Linda Lin, Wyatt Mercer, Julia Burdett, and Ryan Cruce; Sixth Grade: Emily Rush, Gregory Morris, Hayley Atkins, Seth Van Geffen, Candela Bajo, and Blake Sandidge.
The guest speaker for the school-wide assembly was Roddy Cooper, Director of Oak Mountain Missions, a Pelham-based nonprofit organization based which serves families in need throughout Shelby County. Mr. Cooper encouraged the students not only to get involved with his organization, but also contribute their time and talents as volunteers in areas of personal interest.