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 Tony Thompson Gives Message of Passion
Tony Thompson Gives Message of Passion
Seneca East
Friday, January 31, 2020

With the question, "Why Wait?" serving as the focal point of his message, Tony Thompson thoroughly engaged and spoke to the heart of our middle and high school students in a recent all-school assembly held at  Seneca East.  The message of providing hope, building one's core values, unplugging from negative influences, and overcoming adversity came from his own personal stories in addition to games he demonstrated to the audience including the red cup game, which promoted the sense of acting quickly and the headphone/whisper game that highlighted the act of listening.  He urged students to be passionate about the things that could help make our world a better place in which to live.  Tony Thompson, a native of St. Louis, was a former Division I basketball player at Samford University where he discovered his passion of providing hope to the people who will be in the positions to change our world for the better.  Starting out as a speaker on his own campus to small groups in the organizations in which he was involved, Tony learned that he had a gift and a message that may help give people an understanding of what they are truly capable.  Tony has spoken in front of thousands of people in schools, colleges, Fortune 500 companies, and non-profit organizations, and he came highly recommended from a current Seneca East student, Quinn Rotruck, who had been a part of an assembly he had done at HOBY this past summer at Ohio Northern University.  It was a pleasure having Tony at our school, and his message was sure to resonate with all of the students in attendance.