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First Look inspires middle school classes

The First Look Program is an initiative to extend the pipeline from higher education to middle school students. Basically throughout the day, there’s three messages that we’re trying to pass along: The first is that college is a possibility. The second is that college creates options. And then thirdly, do not let the price of college stop you from going ’cause there are way to pay for college. “So how much does all that cost?” “It costs – different packages cost different prices.” It’s been really neat to see those that have never been exposed to see what college life is like and how classrooms are different and how they can actually come to school with the financial aid and all of that.

It’s been really helpful for them. They let us see what they’re doing in the classroom and everything and just take us around the campus. “We’re going to the Old Well!” Being able to tour an actual college was nice. After talking with Emily … “Why people are sometimes aggressive or …” … talking to her about how the mind works and everything- I think Ilike the science a lot. We talk about the barriers and, you know, the things we’ve gone through to get here. Everything wasn’t easy. “Didn’t they look really focused?” The tour guides do a really good job of exposing them to the whole University and how to get there. We are using UNC as a template of what college is like. It’s our favorite, but there’s a right fit for everyone..

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Jane Goodall inspires kids at Berkeley’s Redwoods (excerpts)

For anyone who has admiration for trailblazing primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, these highlights of her October 13, 2015 appearance at Berkeley’s University of California Botanical Garden will be a treat. Dr. Goodall spoke about her love for animals as a child, her first night in the African rainforest, her first observations of chimpanzee tool use, and told stories from Gombe for 100 second through fifth graders from local schools.

She also spoke about her conservation efforts, how technology gives her hope for the future of conservation, as well as her youth-led community program Roots and Shoots. From Berkeley.edu:

Goodall travels the world 300 days a year to talk about Roots and Shoots, a program she started 25 years ago that encourages young people to start their own environmental, conservation and humanitarian projects in their communities.

“Each single one of you makes a difference every single day,” Goodall told the students. “You may feel like there’s not much I can do, I’m just one person. But if you’re part of Roots and Shoots, there are millions of people just like you all doing the same thing.”…

“Roots and Shoots is also about having fun and about hope,” she told the students. “There is hope. You’re the hope. You’re my hope. My reason for hope is the resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit.”

 

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Late mother inspires new State Highway Patrol Commander

Late mother inspires new State Highway Patrol Commander

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Plus-size Pole Dancer Is Beating Obesity One Spin At A Time

The 25-year-old, from Missouri, USA, wows her friends and family with her athletic turns, defying gravity by hauling herself to the top before gracefully spinning down to the floor.

Overweight Eda’s rise to the top is remarkable as she has only been dancing for two years – and never did any form of exercise before.

The young accountant coordinator has always had issues with her body and went a year without looking in the mirror.

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96-year-old Holds The World Record For Oldest Yoga Teacher

Tao Porchon-Lynch begins every morning at 5am to teach her students how to bend, stretch and master the most difficult yoga poses – despite being nearly a century old.

The 96-year-old, who was raised in India and currently lives in Westchester County, New York, has been practicing yoga for more than 70 years, and she shows no signs of slowing down.

In fact, she has recently added ballroom dancing to her repertoire, and she dances circles around her dance partner Vard Margaryn, who, at 26, is a whopping 70 years her junior.

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Paramedic killed inspires bill for EMS workers families

A bill providing death benefits to the families of EMS workers killed in the line of duty is one step closer to becoming law.

 

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Chemo experience inspires man to invent ‘soc’ to help other patients

A West Mifflin man thinks his invention will improve millions of lives, and he’s hoping to show it to the world on the ABC show “Shark Tank.”

 

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The most Inspirational video for women ever – How to have motivation and never give up

This is an amazing and powerful inspirational video for women from all walks of life…

These women exhibit no fear to get where they want, they are strong willed, ambitious and disciplined. This video fails to disappoint on how to find your calling in life, the motivational speeches shown here inspire and change the way you will think about yourself. Celebrities and famous women from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Margaret Thatcher and JK Rowling give speeches that inspire you to make a difference. Brief videos of Beyonce in concert, Eva Longoria, Lady Gaga crying, Anjolina Jolie with tears, J-Lo, Adele and Serena Williams.

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Mason man’s death inspires fundraiser for drug, alcohol addiction prevention

He was an athlete, a high school graduate with dreams.

He was a brother, son and friend to many.

Sidney Myles Jones was also another young man who is dead because of drugs.

He was 20 years old.

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He had recently graduated from Kings High School and he was just starting his life.

His family said he was the last person you’d expect to shoot up drugs.

“We’re in a good school district, good neighborhood and never thought this would ever happen,” said his father, Don Jones.

Not to Don Jones’ son.

Sidney Myles Jones was vibrant, hard working.

He was a wrestler and a fisherman.

“He used to catch these huge catfish, 30, 40 pounds,” Don Jones said.

“Everything he did he put his whole heart into it. Like my dad said, wrestling and fishing, he loved it, loved everything about it,” said his sister Ashley Jones.

Life was good for the Joneses until last April when Don Jones tried to wake up his son for work.

“He was just there peacefully as if he was sleeping and I kept saying Sidney, ready to get up and I realized something was wrong. He wasn’t responding and I touched his arm, he was still warm,” Don Jones said. “And then I saw the needle next to his arm, the rubber band and I knew he had done some drugs.”

Sidney Myles Jones overdosed on fentanyl and died.

“I was out of town actually, visiting some friends and I got the phone call,” Ashley Jones said.

“I never thought in a million years the next morning when I wake him up for work that he would be gone,” said Don Jones.

As a way to remember Sidney Myles Jones and raise awareness of the perils of drug addiction, Eli’s Sports Bar and Grill in Mason, where Ashley Jones works, is hosting a “Myles Ahead: There is Hope fundraiser” on Saturday.

“That’s really the awareness that we’re trying to get out is that don’t even do it once because the one time that kills you,” Don Jones said.

And that one time that could leave a family with so much heartache.

“Walking past his bedroom, hearing a song so doesn’t get easier, it doesn’t. It doesn’t get easier,” said Don Jones. “I think of him every day.”

Don said he was even the type of parent who would snoop around a bit on his children, and never once did he find a needle or any red flags.

The fundraiser at Eli’s on Saturday is from noon until midnight and is family friendly.

There will be caricature and balloon artists, arcade games and live music in the evening.

There will also be a silent auction and raffle, as well as information tables on prevention and education.

Money raised will go to the Warren County ESC/Coordinated Care Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Education Program.

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Making a Difference: Man with rare disease inspires others with CrossFit

A man in Luling is working to make a difference by shedding light on a rare disease and inspiring those around him to keep fighting when the going gets tough.

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