ELEVATE: Pauls Valley “Unstoppable You”


OKLAHOMA CITY (March 22, 2016) — Today’s students face a host of challenges, not only in the classroom but outside those four walls. Drugs, alcohol, bullying, even suicide are struggles many face on a daily basis. Recently, students at Pauls Valley public schools were introduced to a man who may have changed the course of their lives; his name is Craig Conrad, a former teacher who was fed up with seeing his students self-destruct. He now devotes his life to saving others.
 
Pauls Valley Superintendent Mike Martin felt the time was right to pull all his students out of class for a few hours to learn some real-life lessons.
 
“I believe schools are a direct reflection of society," says Martin. "We’re seeing a lot of things going on with suicide in other districts, and I think you should be proactive and not reactive. You should try to get out ahead of things.”

 

 

 


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Last updated on March 22, 2016