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See You at the Pole draws a big crowd at Hancock High

More than 100 students met before school this morning at Hancock High to offer praise. (Photo source: WLOX) More than 100 students met before school this morning at Hancock High to offer praise. (Photo source: WLOX)
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

There were songs of worship and the joyous clapping of hands. Soon those hands would be joined in a common bond.

See You at the Pole makes a powerful statement for student Nick Bevis.

"It's like the most important thing. Without Christ, there would be a big struggle, and I couldn't be today where I am without Him," said Nick.

Prayer helps these students stay focused on what's important in life, according to student Chandler Ladner.

"We pray to God as a group and help everybody with tough times. Going through high school, it can be a little challenging sometimes. It's just good to have everybody come together as a group, as a class, as one," Chandler explained.

Prayer also gives them comfort that's sometimes hard to find. Hannah Ladner is another student.

"It just brought unity to our school, and we were able to pray for it, for a good year, for a safe year, and it's just peace of mind," Hannah said.

For most of the students who attended Wednesday's See You at the Pole event at Hancock High, they say it gives them guidance in their lives that they need. For the teachers who attended the event, they couldn't agree more. Tina Ellzey is one of those teachers.

"I think especially with so many issues at school, with just the stress of testing, stress of just trying to be a teenager, peer pressure, they have to have it. It's desperately needed," Ellzey said.

With those words of prayer, those needs are being met.

Some of the Hancock High students also went to a prayer event at the Hancock County Courthouse later in the morning. They were joined by county officials, and students from OLA and St. Stanislaus.

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