Teachers at Shanks Middle School in Quincy are trying to kick it up a notch, and get kids motivated about school. The geography teacher has invited members of the community to her classrooms to lecture for a class period.
WCTV Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne was on the campus Thursday giving the bright students a few lessons in geography and science.
The goal is to make the subject more stimulating.
Barbara Johnson says, "They're bringing new information, they're mentoring. Surely with new information, these kids can succeed, because knowledge is power."
Johnson is hoping these informational sessions with members of the community will have an impact with the students.