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Corey Basketball Jones visits Waterloo Elementary

posted May 6, 2013, 9:29 AM by webmaster wtl
Inspiring kids to be their best is just one of the many messages of Corey "Basketball" Jones.  Corey is the owner of numerous shooting records and the reputation as one of the best shooters in the country.  He has won National Championships in High School and College, played basketball with NBA super-star LeBron James while attending St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and  been inducted into the high school's Hall of Fame in 2012.  All of these experiences have had a lasting impression on Corey now he is using them to teach others on what it means to give "YOUR" best effort and how accepting "YOURSELF" is the key to becoming successful.

Waterloo staff and students, grades 3-5, watched a presentation from Corey right before ISTEP testing began at the school.  He spoke about giving your best effort and that a school cannot be it's best without everyone showing their best.  Also, students were given some advice on test taking strategies, listening skills, methods used to increase focus and most importantly...that the students efforts is key to "busting that test!"  Students also had fun with activities that Corey put together to demonstrate team building and effort.