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Hamm is sixth Timothy Award winner at Symmes Creek Missionary Baptist Church

By TAYLOR BURNETTE

The Ironton Tribune

Seth Hamm, of Coal Grove, recently received his Timothy Award at Symmes Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

The Timothy Award is the highest award given to members of the Awana youth program, a children’s ministry club, who complete all club requirements in the Cubbies, Sparks and Truth & Training classes in the program. The award was won through Hamm’s diligent work memorizing scripture, completing book lessons and sharing the gospel.

Hamm received his award this spring, despite his Awana club not being able to meet since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He completed his lessons on his own.

Seth is the son of Scott and Katie Hamm, and the grandson of Steve and Jane Garrett and Ron and Jo Hamm. Laura Hamm, Seth’s sister, was Symmes Creek’s 2018 recipient of the award.

Patty Workman, the Awana Club commander at Symmes Creek Missionary Baptist Church, said that the Hamms are two of the six recipients of the award in the church’s 25 years of the program.

“Seth was always very involved,” Workman said. “It takes a lot of dedication, [and] it takes a lot of Bible memorization.”

Seth always exceeded everything asked of him, Workman said. He was always very involved with the club.

“We’re all very proud of him,” Workman said.

Hamm has been involved with Awana since age 3. The Hamm family are members at Symmes Creek Missionary Baptist church, and Seth confessed Jesus as his Lord and Savior at age 5.

He very rarely misses an Awana meeting, having garnered nearly perfect attendance.

Hamm is a sixth-grade student at Dawson-Bryant Middle School, where he is part of the Gifted Enrollment program. He earns straight As, and had since kindergarten.

Hamm also runs cross country, placing third in the Middle School and Elementary State Cross Country Championship in the two mile. He also plays guard for the Hustlin’ Hornets travel basketball team.

Hamm is part of Dawson-Bryant Christian Youth Association, meeting every Wednesday during his lunch and worshipping with his peers.

Hamm is very thankful for his teachers and family at Symmes Creek Missionary Baptist Church for teaching him the truth of God’s Word and praying for him. He would like to continue serving Christ as he grows up.