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Candice Jones
Monday, February 04, 2019

Nationally acclaimed speaker Paul Vitale recently visited DHS to share with 11th and 12 graders fundamentals of workforce and industry as well as essential skills for the workplace. Students were captivated by Mr. Vitale's presentation as he shared a bit of his personal story about how he was not a top performing high school student, and had a mediocre ACT score that required that he take remedial college courses, he was not deterred from completing his college degree. He stated that obtaining an education gives you a chance to have a chance to go further. He went on to say that people are always willing to invest in you even if you aren't the best, as long as you have a good work ethic. "Show up, connect with people, be proud of who you are but walk in humility". 

As he shared some of life's challenges, he reflected on how being a single-dad to an 8-year old daughter, helped to shape who he is as an adult and reinforces the belief that you should never get away from being kind and showing respect to others. "Be brave and take the high road, because there are already enough people on the low is not the answer--money is just money." As the students nodded in agreement and applauded Mr. Vitale encouraged students to believe in their potential, follow their faith and to remember that it's never too late to change and start over. For more info about this speaker visit: