Lee County Family Court recognizes ‘Characters in Action’ winners

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Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Family Court of Lee County held an awards ceremony Feb. 6 for members of its Characters in Action program.
This program recognizes children from Lee County who, by their own actions, make a positive contribution that is above and beyond normal expectations to their home, school, or community.
Receiving awards from Judge Mike Fellows were: Lawson Hare, Banks Tatum, Madison Winters and Savannah Woodley.
Lawson is the son of Jamie and Crystal Hare and is a 4th grade student at Yarbrough Elementary. He was nominated for Character in Action by Mrs. Fugatt. In Fugatt’s class, Hare has been a great role model to other students, and in particular, a student with special needs. Helping the student remain calm and showing them love comes from his belief that “everyone deserves to have someone care about them.”
Banks is the son of Payton and Miles Tatum Sr. and is a 2nd grade student at Southview Primary. He was nominated for Character in Action by Lauren Mask. Banks is a kind and loving child with a true servant’s heart. Without being asked or told, Banks is a wonderful friend to all, including an autistic child in his class.
Savannah is the daughter of Lauren and Travis Woodley and is a 2nd grade student at Southview Primary. She was nominated for Character in Action by Lauren Mask. Savannah has gone above and being to welcome and befriend a deaf peer in her class. When given the chance to become an “expert” in a certain topic for a class project, Savannah chose sign language so that she could understand her new friend better.
Madison is the daughter of Corey and Michelle Winters and is a 1st grade student at Richland Elementary. She was nominated for Character in Action by Beth Culp. Without any parental influence, Madison decided to donate a large amount of her hair to organizations that make wigs for children battling cancer.

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