On Wednesday, October 9th, Chambers Academy Assistant Headmaster, Jon Owens welcomed one of his former students from Benjamin Russell High School (class of ’96) to address the students at CA in a motivational assembly. Jim Hardy, a graduate of BRHS and an Auburn University alumnus shared an inspiring message with both CA’s high school students in grades 7-12 and then with the middle school students in grades 4-6.
Hardy had a life changing hunting accident falling from a tree stand that left him paralyzed from the waist down during his senior year at Auburn University in 2000. He has seized his opportunity to bless others with an inspirational message that challenges students to focus on their attitude, effort and attention to details. Today, Hardy serves as the Director of the Outdoor Friends Forever Project in Alexander City. The mission is to provide outdoor opportunities in hunting and fishing for those individuals that have disabilities. He additionally serves as an assistant football coach at Benjamin Russell High School. His message was one that captivated the students at Chambers Academy with many of them inspired by his passion for helping others!