Honoring a job well done

Having been blessed to serve as House District 17 state representative for the last nine months, I have spent much time in Montgomery ever since.
But few moments have been as rewarding as the three hours I spent there among friends earlier this month.
Sitting with my wife at a banquet at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel, I watched six from our district earn recognition for outstanding achievement. Here I was having done nothing of my own, but yet I was blessed to witness several friends have their moment in the sun.
Little is as fulfilling as watching friends who have given so much to our local students being recognized for stellar performances in the competitive arena or impacting the lives of children in a unique way.
The Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association held its annual award ceremony on Friday, July 19. In this setting, coaches who have earned state championships within the last year are recognized, as are those who have impacted those around them in other unique ways.
Possibly the most touching tribute of the evening came when Hamilton’s Rush Holcomb was honored as the Class 5A recipient of the Making a Difference Award. Winners were named in all seven classifications with each winner being featured in a five-minute video for the hundreds in attendance to see. There was something special about Holcomb’s.


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