Last month, the administrators at HOPE Academy held onto a surprise for over an hour while students were waiting to be called to an assembly. While it was the third assembly in two weeks, HOPE Academy Principal, Karla Fagg, knew the words the guest speaker would impart could leave a positive impact on her students.
So when the student body gathered in the cafeteria, they eagerly welcomed nationally known actor, singer, dancer, and Troup High alum, Elijah Kelley. The level of anticipation was high as they realized he was there for them. To Fagg, it meant an opportunity for students to see and hear from a celebrity that was born in their backyard. Read entire story here.