Middle School students gathered for an assembly this week on the theme of Being Yourself. Sixth grader Ruby Churches read an original speech about following your inner voice, full of comedy and honesty. Sixth grader TJ Chandler also read a poem. Seventh grader Liam Saxon was the MC, introducing the various speakers. Fifth grade English teacher Mr. Bane spoke about how his identity has changed over time, growing up in his native Ireland, traveling to America after getting married and becoming a citizen, working as a teacher, an athletic director, and principal, and now finally coming to Latin to become a Lion. Teachers awarded students merits for positive attitudes, friendliness, hard work, and citizenship. Meanwhile, students awarded merits to Mr. Bane and seventh grade math teacher Ms. Thompson for their upbeat and spirited classrooms.