Columbus College honors local community leaders for their commitment and dedication to Muscogee County

COLUMBUS, Georgia (WRBL) – Young people at a college in Columbus are leading the way in kindness and compassion.

Cheerful gratitude filled the cafeteria at Arnold Magnet Academy Thursday morning as 6th, 7th and 8th graders honored community leaders for their dedication to Columbus and Muscogee County as part of their week of great kindness.

These leaders include Buddy Bryan, Ann McDuffie, Delta Outley, Rodney Lawrence, Lauren Chambers, Billy Holbrook and Cheryl Johnson.

Coroner Buddy Bryan was amazed at how special the event was and the company he was working with.

“First to the program that was presented here,” Bryan said. “But being with the people I was with today. I feel special. It warmed my heart. »

Delta Outley, who represents SAVE, a nonprofit aimed at ending violence, says the event reminds her that young people in Columbus are committed to building a better future.

“Our youngsters are terrific,” Outley said. “They are exceptional. They listen and want better for our community. And if I can do anything to be part of the solution to our problems in Columbus, I know serving is what I do.

Councilor Toyia Tucker was also present to lead the proclamation of the event. Tucker represents District 4 in Columbus.

Tucker says it’s events like these that give him hope for what’s to come.

“It’s our future leaders, future teachers, future elected officials and even journalists, who were here today,” Tucker said. “Great students. Our future looks bright, it’s promising, when we see these students, their spirit, their kindness, their heart, it’s very touching.

The Great Kindness Challenge initiative, presented by Kids for Peace, promotes kindness in schools across the country.

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