Middle school can often be a tough time for students; transitioning from childhood into the teenage years.
That's why Blennerhassett Middle School invited inspirational speaker, Keith Hawkins to talk about some important topics.
Hawkins told students how to take advantage of their education, mentioned some things they can do to help others and also how to create memories by getting involved.
"They're still like sponges. They follow a lot of people, and are very receptive to the things you have to say," Hawkins said.
"I thought we should bring him in to motivate our students, because there's not a lot of motivation throughout our school," John Nowery, student body president, said.
The school was able to bring Hawkins in because of a $4,000 award from Home Depot for a joint landscaping project.