Clayton Elementary, Feb. 13

Principal Beth Long wanted students to know the meaning of Presidents' Day, so she invited Abraham Lincoln to speak about his life. Jasper-based actor Homer S. Sewell III makes a living by portraying Lincoln; his message of "never give up" and "be proud of your country" resonates with children. Sewell is also the author of 'Image in the Mirror,' an autobiography that includes his life as Lincoln and the joy of tracking down his biological parents and brothers after 49 years apart. He is pictured with students (l-r) Hannah Jennings, Caleb Dingman, Parker Cowart, James Perdue, Shelby Stephenson, Haley McCrink and Jalen Austin.