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Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Citizen Honors Recipient Molly Bradley Hudgens in celebration of our one year anniversary!

Each year five United States citizens and one organization receive the Citizen Honors awards.  The honorees are selected from a group of Americans whose actions have defined the words courage and selfless sacrifice, the living members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Molly Bradley Hudgens is an educator in the Cheatham County School System where she serves as a school counselor at Sycamore Middle School in Pleasant View, Tennessee.  In addition to her counseling role, she also serves on SMS’s Crisis Management and Leadership Teams.  After a personal experience in college, her interest in violence prevention and safety sparked a desire to educate others who work with intervening in the lives of potentially violent teenagers.  Her in-depth study on school shootings and teenagers who commit these acts, “Recognizing Red Flags,” has been utilized nationally to train professionals in the fields of education, law enforcement, juvenile probation, and juvenile court.

Hudgens put her training to use on September 28, 2016, when she talked a student with a loaded handgun out of committing a mass shooting at Sycamore Middle School.  Thus, the 2004-2005 and 2016-2017 Sycamore Middle School and Cheatham County Middle School Teacher of the Year, became a Congressional Medal of Honor Citizen Honors recipient for this Single Act of Heroism in March of 2017.  She has received many other awards, is a motivational speaker and a violence prevention specialist, and resides in Ashland City, Tennessee with her husband Jason, and two sons, Bradley and Henry.

On February 22nd, 2020, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center opened in Chattanooga, TN.  To celebrate our one year anniversary, an especially challenging year with the COVID-19 pandemic, Molly Hudgens will be joining us for this special event.

Fill out the form below to confirm your attendance.  This advanced registration is required by Thursday, February 18th at 5:00 PM and you will receive COVID-19 safety details by email on Friday, February 19th.  Please note that masks are also required.  Books are available for purchase in the gift shop in advanced or on the day of the event.

We will continue our Book Club series with a discussion of this book on Saturday, April 10th at 11:00 AM EST.  That event will most likely be virtual but sign up below to receive updates.