What did you accomplish in middle school?

I can’t think of much, but a group of 8th graders in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, are putting me to shame.

According to seacoastonline.com, four years ago, a group of students from Hampton Falls worked with state legislators to get a bill together to name the red-tailed hawk the state raptor.

The group worked to refile an old 2015 measure that would name the red-tailed hawk as New Hampshire’s state raptor, the news source stated. The students attended the State Senate in Concord on May 15 to watch the voting and saw it passed by the House 24-0, according to seacoastonline.

What I want to know is who back in 2015 voted AGAINST such a majestic bird?

Now it’s up to Gov. Chris Sununu to sign the bill.

I am sure the students at Lincoln Akerman School learned a lot more about the working of government than I did in middle school by watching this process.

Find a cause you believe in and keep working towards your passion.

Congrats Lincoln Ackerman students!  What a great way to finish your middle school years.

That's my motto: Keep moving forward, and if you don't succeed the first time, just give it another shot.