Motivational speaker comes to Pine Belt and speaks to students

SUMRALL, MS (WDAM) - One of the most sought after motivational speakers in the country stopped by the Pine Belt and spoke to several area schools this week.

Milton "Bigg Milt" Creagh spoke to students about lives cut short by substance abuse, bullying, and the importance of education.

With a little humor, Creagh helps students relate to the absurdity of certain situations. He reminds students that skin color, ethnicity and wealth does not matter. Creagh let's students know that they can be the best at whatever they are passionate about.

Creagh spoke at Sumrall Middle School, Oak Grove Middle School, Baxterville Attendance Center, Dixie School, Purvis Middle School, South Forrest Middle School and North Forrest High School.

He will follow his school appearances with a community meeting open to the public at Oak Grove Upper Elementary School on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.