Award-winning musician and New York Times best-selling author Jimmy Wayne visited two Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools Monday. He mentored 450 students on the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity. Wayne, a former foster child raised in Kings Mountain, met students from the Performance Learning Center and Northwest School of the Arts. The assemblies were presented in partnership withDiscovery Education
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. Wayne overcame a broken family, neglect, abuse and homelessness to achieve success in the music industry, including Top 10 hits, touring with Brad Paisley and recording with Hall & Oates.Mark Price