Even the rain didn't stop students at West Lauderdale Middle School from taking part in this year's, 'See you at the Pole,' activities. When the rain came, they just lined up under awnings to participate.
Just before the start of school, scores of students from West Lauderdale, joined thousands of others across the country to pray for themselves, their friends, family, and leaders.
The event originated in the early 1990s in Burleson, Tex. Over the years 'See You at the Pole' activities have spread to all fifty states and around the world.
The message for these student-led events is emphasizing the importance of prayer.
"A lot of times you may be so busy. You may have a sport. You may have homework. But now you can come. You can pray with people around you that want the same thing you do. They want to pray. They want to worship God," said West Lauderdale High School senior, Nicole Boyd.
"It's giving me time to pray and think. And it gives other students more time to think and pray," said Alex Clark, who is in the 8th grade at West Lauderdale.
Students from multiple schools will get together in Meridian at 15th Avenue Baptist Church Wednesday at 6 p.m. for 'Saw You at the Pole'.