presentations were truly inspiring for all of us. Students said
it was one of the best assemblies we've ever had. teachers saw an
immediate change in the students' attitude after returning from
the assembly. Wow, sixth graders with a better attitude!"
Baca, Principal, Troth Elementary
you probably noticed, our students were very attentive. In their vernacular
of today, you were "cool." The enthusiasm and energy your
brought to our school was appreciated by students, faculty and parents
Asst. Prin., H. Cattle Elem.
positive. upbeat message held our students' attention for the entire
hour. You have a style which is able to reach the heart of the middle
school student. Your warmth and compassion communicated to all of
our students that everyone can be a winner"
Steve Hansen, Principal. Giano Intermed.
and staff were very impressed with Mark's assembly. His dynamic message
held their interest and moved them to reach out, be a friend. build
people up. be positive and never give up. Every school should jump
at the chance to hear Mark's message."
R.N. Davidson, Principal, Richie Jr. High
you for two outstanding presentations. You carried a very important
message and was well received. From talking with our staff and students,
it is clear that your message had an impact and will reap great dividends
in the future of our young people and their instructors."
McCarthy, Ed. D. Biggs High
who attended our Red Ribbon event truly benefited from your inspirational
challenges. Your could feel the energy and see the motivation on the
faces of children and adults alike. Thank you for your personal commitment
to the families of our district."
Nancy Ballantyne, Rowland School District
your talk I didn't believe in myself and didn't think I could do anything,
but now I believe in myself and have more confidence."
Melissa, 4th grade
you for teaching me how to appreciate the life that I have. You helped
me realize what I can do and how special I am."
Kyle, 5th grade
speech really inspired me to do my best in good times or bad. We may
never reach the limelight or get credit for our part, but if we are
caring, we're all champions of the heart."
Katie, 6th grade
stories of your life made me think of how important is is to communicate,
have self-confidence and help others. I realized that winning shouldn't
be the most important thing in life. I plan to live my life without
drugs or alcohol and always be willing to help others."
Rachel, 8th grade
unbelievable how much of an impact you had on me and my classmates.
I learned that proper planning prevents poor performance. What you
said helped me realize my talents and will enable me to achieve my
Eric, 9th grade
made me realize that there is no real meaning to impossible. He spoke
with enthusiasm and maintained the student body in silence for an
hour! I was glad he came."
Veronica, 10th grade
really thought your presentation would be pointless, but you proved
me wrong. After the assembly, I felt a sense of relief and that I
was not alone. I now feel I can overcome all my obstacles and have
decide to stop using drugs so I can realize my full potential."
Jose, 11th grade
leaves you with a sense of achievement and gives you the support you
need to be confident in yourself. I left with the felling like I can
accomplish all my goals."
Tovar, 12th grade