Recently I had the pleasure of visiting a number of high schools surrounding Lawrence, Kansas, including DeSoto, Eudora, Ottawa, Perry Lecompton, and Lansing. It has been an honor to meet with and talk to students from all walks of life who are soon embarking on the next step of their journey to adulthood.
At Eudora High, I had the pleasure of presenting Pinnacle Career Institute’s programs to two Career and Life Planning classes. These students are learning about who they are and what they would like to achieve in life. I love hearing their stories and learning about what makes them tick. In every class there is an NFL or NBA star, at least one movie star and multiple doctors. I love this. I love the idea that they still dream and they dream big. I always enjoy talking to the students and staff about options and what is out there in the world. I never say never and I have no intentions of saying someone cannot be an NFL, NBA or movie star.
I have no knowledge of what the future holds for these students. For all I know, one day I will turn on the television and they will be running down the field for a touchdown, throwing a bank shot to win the game or finding a cure for cancer. I believe in talking about options and the future. I don’t believe in crushing dreams. At each school I meet amazing students who share in the uncertainty of life, and I enjoy, if just for one class period, the opportunity to make a difference.