Recently after an assembly a young boy came up to the stage to meet me and to say hi. For my presentations I always have a small desk or table set up for my materials and equipment. This table consists of these items: my pens and pencils (with my very own name on them), a copy of my comic book, “How To Shoot A Basketball”, a microphone, and a small eraser shaped like a Lion. The boy immediately noticed the Lion eraser and with a confused look asked me, “Why is that there?”
"My name is Tenea Stanton. I'm the school counselor at Tallassee Elementary School. At first, I didn’t know how the students would respond to another assembly about bullying. This was not like any assembly we have experienced. The students and teachers were captivated by your presentation. It has been four days later, and they are still talking about it. You were able to entertain and educate them. That means a lot with elementary school students. It meant the world to the students to be called on stage to be a part of the presentation".
Last week I packed my bags and left Columbus, OH to fly to......COLUMBUS!! From one Columbus to another (it made my boarding passes very confusing). I flew into Atlanta and drove the 90 minute drive southwest to Columbus, Georgia located right on the Georgia/Alabama border. I was only 45 minutes away from Auburn, but if you ask my brother in law I was in Georgia Bulldog Country.
Click this link www.culturelle.com and vote for NEW HAVEN. You can vote everyday from February 15th to March 15th. Your vote can help New Haven win the grant that will go towards a brand new playground for their school. So please tell, share, tweet, morse code....do whatever it take to help the kids get a fun safe place to play.
Thank you 2017 for making last year the best year of my speaking career. I visited more schools and performed in front of more students then I have ever had in my career. I covered a lot of ground throughout the year reaching as far east as Dover, Delaware from seeing the golden coast once again at Lake Forest, California.