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Yay in your day: Mia Hunt at Twiggs County Middle and High School

It's not uncommon to catch Mia Hunt smiling at her students and co-workers.

TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. — This November, we are highlighting people throughout Central Georgia who are putting the "YAY" in people's day. 

These stories are focused on showing the positivity and good vibes people in the community are showing to those around them. 

To kick things off, Wanya Reese traveled to Twiggs County to meet an educator who is doing a lot in the classroom and also in her community. 

"We get here about 7:15 a.m., the school day starts at about 7:30 p.m., so we get in and you never know what you are going to run into," Mia Hunt said.

For close to a decade, Mia Hunt has walked the hallways of Twiggs County Middle and High School. 

"There have been a couple of instances when I have smiled real hard at some kids, and they will literally say 'you just made me smile,'" Hunt said. 

Hunts infectious smile fills the hallways and her classroom as she leads special education courses.

"It's different every day, but I think if you take it one day at a time and one step at a time, you'll get through it," Hunt said. 

On top of being a teacher Hunt is a mom, cheer coach, make-up artist, business owner and evens runs a non-profit called "Lifted by Love" geared towards mentoring young women.

"I feel like with my real life instances, having children at a young age, I was 15 when I got pregnant with my first child, I think a lot of children look at me now and don't realize I was just where you were," Hunt said. 

And if you ask Hunt's co-workers, they agree she is a diamond in the Twiggs School system. 

"I came on June 1 and one of the first persons I was able to meet was Miss Hunt. Miss Hunt has been an invaluable part of my transition team, she serves on my leadership team, she is apart of my PBIS committee, she actually the chair for my PBIS committee," Dr. Jonnie Simmons, who works as the principal of Twiggs County Middle and High School said.

From the person in charge Hunt's school to a district leader. 

"And she has learned some of the two best letters in the alphabet ok, just ok and she gets it done," Brian Howell with Twiggs County School said. 

Everyone who comes into contact with Hunt can't help but smile when talking about her, so what her secret to putting the YAY in people's day?

"It's God, I have a very strong church family, I will give them those flowers because they definitely need it," Hunt said. 


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