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SHS Students Given the Message to "Not Compare" during MLK Assembly

International guest speaker Keith Hawkins came to SHS for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly and captivated the student body during two separate assemblies this morning.

“I see all the negative stuff,” said Hawkins. “But I realize this, I know that there are way more positive things going on than negative. I know that there are people living in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King.”

Hawkins both riveted and terrified the student body when his interactive speech included calling down several students and faculty members to the floor. Senior ASB president Javon Hinton and ASB advisor Vince Ivelia were called out to speak during the first assembly while senior Blake Rhea, juniors Lauren McNee and Benjamin Hipp, sophomore Grady Hines, and English teacher Kaitlin Savage were randomly chosen during the second assembly.

Hawkins is a motivational speaker who has presented in front of over 400,000 students, parents, educators, leaders, and businesses each year. After the assembly, he spoke individually with SHS leadership students in the student center during third period.