On October 13, 2015, students from Plevna, Baker, and Ekalaka listened to Rusty May give a presentation about the choices they make in life and strategies to improve their outcomes.
By Nicole Allerdings
Grades 4-8 travelled to Longfellow School in the morning while the high school students heard the message in the afternoon.
Rusty is a counselor and has spoken at over 700 schools focusing on creating mutually beneficial educational relationships. Rusty told the students life is like a puzzle and it is their job to put the puzzle together by the choices they make. He said that the most important thing to do as high school students is to “build your brain” because the brain is not fully developed until the age of 25. His advice was to “become a student of yourself” and consider what success means to you. Finally, Rusty emphasized respect, resiliency, and responsibility as crucial traits.
Rusty’s message encouraged the students to work towards a positive future