After lunch and for the remainder of the day students will attend general session speakers for 45 minutes and breakout sessions for 20 minutes. Most presenters have been from the community sharing their trade or hobby while others have been from the region to bring something unique for students to experience. We’ve experienced blacksmithing, cannon shots, guitar playing, wood carving, trapping drones, fire and rescue and the list goes on. The idea is to provide background knowledge and experiences to the students. Maybe they will pick up a new hobby or spark an idea to major in at college or simply know more about the community around them. We are always looking for people to share their passions with us, so if you are interested please do not hesitate to call the school.
One of this year's main speakers is Neil Halford. He will present From Victim To Victor (The Neil Halford Story) Neil Halford is one of the premier motivational and inspirational speakers in the speaking
At the age of 2 Neil was involved in a near fatal accident which left him totally blind and forever changed his life and that of his family. In his presentation (From Victim To Victor) Neil takes the audience on the enthralling journey of his life story. It is an emotional roller coaster which will have you crying one moment and wiping away tears of laughter the next. Throughout this 45 minute presentation Neil will walk you through that tragic morning which changed his life, and will share with you through his short inspiring stories, some of the unique challenges he faced in his public and personal life. Neil's fearless will to succeed in a sighted world has taken him to heights unimaginable to most listeners. In high school Neil was one of the top wrestlers in the State of Nebraska. He twice qualified for the Nebraska state high school wrestling tournament, and as a senior brought home a 4th place metal from state. As an adult, Neil has obtained unmatched success in the sales industry, and in 2005 he published his autobiography "The Sound of Sight." A true storyteller in the classic sense, Neil is one of the most dynamic presenters in the business today. Neil's life story is one which crosses all boundaries and can be used to motivate or inspire any group or organization regardless of age, race, or gender.
If you would like to share in the experience of Community Day please feel free to do so. Just call the school so we can plan for you to attend. If you have ideas for service projects or presenters please call the school as well.
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