CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - High school students in Chattahoochee County received an important lesson from a very special guest that visited their high school.
Georgia Superior Court Judge Gil McBride was the guest speaker at a ceremony Wednesday at Chattahoochee County High School.
McBride was there to honor students being inducted in the National Honor Society, and he also spoke to the students to raise awareness on mandatory attendance in Georgia public schools.
He says it's very important for those who are in public office to speak with young people about following the right path in life.
"Much of what is important in life is just showing up," McBride said. "That is the essence of perfect attendance. It really does no matter how much skill you have or how much knowledge you have or what you bring to the table. If you can't come to school and learn you are not going to get the benefit of what an education offers."
McBride is a Columbus native who was first elected to the Superior Court back in 2008.