Motivating Taconic Hills Central School District Students

Friday, January 24, 2014

After speaking at the school where I taught for over 17 years and an AmeriCorps Martin Luther King Day event--both in Hudson, NY--I wrapped up my NY speaking schedule Tuesday at Taconic Hills Central School District.

The Taconic Hills event began at 8:30 a.m. and concluded roughly at 2:00 p.m. It consisted of two assemblies--one with junior high and high school students and another with grades 4-6. These assemblies were followed by three workshops with students grouped by grade levels. One group was comprised of high school, another of junior high, and the last of elementary.

It was an honor to be invited to speak, and many students and faculty came up afterwards to express how much they enjoyed the speech and how it touched them.

Out of respect for Taconic Hills' policy, I will not post pictures that include students, but below are three of me as I addressed the attendees.

I extend a huge "thank you" to the administration of the school district, and I especially thank Barbara Flouton and Rebecca Miller, the teachers who worked so hard to organize this event.


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