Local students receive ‘Character in Action’ awards at recent ceremony

Photo by Robert Noles/Opelika Observer

By Robert Noles
For the Opelika

“Character in Action” is a program sponsored by the Family Court of Lee County and presented by Judge Mike Fellows to recognize students making a positive contribution that is above and beyond normal expectations to their home, school or community. Each of the following students were nominated by their school to receive the CIA award.
Grace Kay, an Auburn Junior High student, has been a mentor and friend for many years to students with disabilities at her school. Grace’s parents are Kyle and Katie Lindseuy.
Theo Jamal Hubbard, an Opelika Middle School student, received an award for his actions when his mother passed out at the wheel of a car because of an allergic reaction. He secured the car and got help for his mother. His mother is Veronica Hubbard.
Kellie Kate Warnock, a student at Drake Middle School, was recognized for her compassion and considerations for others, especially her friends who have special needs. Her parent is Taylor McDonald.
Being a friend and showing a high level of compassion and encouragement to a fellow student with severe autism earned Rece Edstrom from Yarbrough Elementary School the CIA award. His parents are Reid and Stephanie Edstrom.
The CIA Award is presented during the school year those nominated by their schools.


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