BHS Speaker Series 2014-2015
Freshman – Ryan’s Story with John Halligan
Thursday 9/18 – 6:30pm – evening presentation for parents
Friday 9/19 – 8:10am – morning presentation for students
John Halligan’s son, Ryan, died by suicide on October 7, 2003 after a life of being bullied by classmates at school and online. He was only 13 years old. Halligan’s presentation covers the lessons learned too late for his family regarding how to deal with bullying, cyberbullying, and teen depression.
Sophomore – Unguarded with Chris Herren
Thursday 1/8 – 9am – morning presentation for students
Speaking about experiences that have impacted his life as a teenager, athlete and speaker, Chris will touch on such topics as drunk driving, smoking pot, peer pressure, bullying and cutting. Additionally Chris will share statistics of drug and alcohol use amongst teens nationwide
Junior – Making your Mark with Ed Gerety
Tuesday 11/4 – 9am – morning presentation for students and workshop for student leadership group
The areas of focus that Ed covers in his assembly program “Making Your Mark” are as follows:
- The power of respect and responsibility
- The impact and consequences of our choices and decisions
- The issues of bullying, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Appreciation for our abilities and the people in our life
- The courage to believe in oneself
- The power we have to reach out and make a difference
Senior – The Drive to Save Lives with Cara Filler
Wednesday 3/25 – 6pm – evening presentation for students and parents
Attendance is required in order for students to participate in senior activities
Throughout this eye-opening presentation on traffic safety and risk taking, Cara inspires students to stand up for themselves and their friends, have a good time safely and make better life-changing decisions. With entertaining and powerful messages, Cara encourages students to step up and realize they own the Power of Choice.
Life is a journey, and Cara gives students a road map to navigate through it’s speed bumps and roadblocks. Students learn how to create their own GPS (Game Plan for Success!), develop an unstoppable drive forward and the secrets of getting in the express lane to success.
Thank you to all of our partners!
* Belmont Savings Bank
* Champion Sporting Goods
*Belmont High School PTO
*Feet Wise Athletic Wear
*Orthodontics of Cambridge
(Contact Principal Richards if you wish to contibute to the Belmont High School Speaker Series)