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Standing up to be individual catalysts for good

Cheney Middle School students dedicate a day to work solely on year-long leadership goals


February 8, 2018

John McCallum

Motivational speaker Scott Backovich mixed humor and storytelling to drive home a message of being a catalyst for inclusiveness of other people to Cheney Middle School students at last Wednesday's "Leadership Day 2018."

Scott Backovich's message to Cheney Middle School students gathered in the school's commons last Wednesday morning was pretty simple - be a catalyst for good. His reason for flying over 1,000 miles to appear before the 450-plus sixth through eighth graders boiled down to one simple question.

"What are your going to do about it?" the Los Angeles-based motivational speaker asked. "That's it."

Backovich's appearance was part of the school's "Leadership Day 2018," a school-wide effort to give students a day-long opportunity to take part in activities and discussions on topics they might not oth...

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