Banks shares goals with HHS freshmen
Many high school freshmen are just beginning to think about their futures and the class at Houston High School recently got a few words of encouragement from NFL player Johnthan Banks.
Banks is originally from Maben and graduated East Webster High School. HHS counselor, Susan Allen, invited him to address the class Jan. 28.
“He spoke to the ninth graders.. about what hard work, determination and respect for authority figures can do for a person,” Allen said. “Then he spoke with the football team and baseball team about leadership, working through adversity and the importance of good grades.”
Banks related personal life stories of overcoming hardships and focusing on goals to make the most of life.
“I thought that he could connect with a lot of the students here and they would understand him,” Allen said.
The football coaching staff presented Banks with a T-shirt in appreciation of him visiting the school and helping to motivate students and student athletes.
“The message to the kids was mainly about being a leader no matter what,” said assistant football coach Ty Hardin. “Basically teaching the kids about how being a team is better than playing for yourself.”
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