There was a bit of postive news in Madison regarding education. More than 60 students at Heritage Elementary School received special recognition on Friday.
All receieved a pin acknowledging their completion of the school's 'Ready Yourself for the Future' program. The R.U.F.F. program is centered on empowering 5th and 6th grade boys to be good leaders.
The young men are trained to help others when they are down, motivate others and to lead by example.
Sixth-graders were Friday's graduates. Madison Mayor Paul Finley, School Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler and school board members were at the event.
Heritage Elementary School Teacher Anthony Graham is in charge of the R.U.F.F. program. He started the voluntary program two years ago.