BRAD BAR­TON

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Halle Acor

Springville High School’s ASAP Preven­tion Team hosted mo­ti­va­tional speaker and il­lu­sion­ist, Brad Bar­ton, to get the mes­sage across of how mak­ing good choices re­sults in pos­i­tive out­comes. Mr. Bar­ton stressed the im­por­tance of tak­ing own­er­ship of your life. If we avoid harm­ful sub­stances and get an ed­u­ca­tion it gives us more free­dom not less. The speaker pointed out col­lege grad­u­ates are hap­pier, live longer and make a mil­lion dol­lars more over their life­time than peo­ple who do not have a de­gree. We all have in­di­vid­ual ob­sta­cles to over­come, but over­come them we can, to be­come champions. Bar­ton over­came an abu­sive home life and learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties to be­come a col­lege hon­ors grad­u­ate, NCAA All-Amer­i­can and world record break­ing ath­lete. Mr. Bar­ton’s mes­sage helped ac­com­plish ASAP’s mis­sion to ed­u­cate the stu­dents on preven­tion and men­tal health aware­ness.

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Brad Bar­ton, Il­lu­sion­ist, visits with stu­dents and Art City Sub­stance Abuse Preven­tion at Springville High School.

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