On May 15th, Forrest was honored by Kettle Run High School Principal Major Warner with the first-ever Principal Award for Courage, Character, and Citizenship. The courage he has mustered day after day as he battles to regain his strength, his independence, and his life leaves us in awe. As he regains his life, he is drawn to share his story with others, and hopefully through the act of sharing his journey, he will bring hope, encouraging those struggling to overcome their own obstacles to never give up.
Major Warner told those gathered for the Senior Awards Program, “For Forrest, quitting was never an option. There is much for us to learn from his tenacity and resiliency, his character and commitment to being the best person he can be.”
When Forrest, accompanied by his faithful friend Toliver, went up on stage to accept his award, he received a rousing round of applause and a standing ovation.