DeMoine Adams, former Husker defensive end and current motivational speaker, spoke to 7th and 8th grade students on Tuesday, November 19th about how to score in life. Adams outlined five things that everyone needs to do score in life.
First, Adams told students to identify their touchdown in life. Whether it is getting good grades, making a team, or being a good friend, identifying your goal is the first step. Second, he encouraged students to be their best self everyday by eating right, getting enough rest, and keeping up with school work. Third, he told students to learn how to follow the RIGHT directions. He told students to listen to the people that care about them: their parents, teachers, principal and counselor, because they will lead them in the right direction. Fourth, he encouraged students to surround themselves with winners. Adams, displayed his weightlifter of the year trophy that he earned at UNL and explained that even though he was not the biggest guy on the team, he surrounded himself with winners who helped him achieve his goal. Finally, he told students to never give up. He explained that the game of life can be hard and there will be penalties along the way, but there is never an excuse to give up.
Demonie did an excellent job of using the game of football to illustrate a complex concept to students in an engaging and fun way. Chadron Middle School would like to thank DeMonie for coming out to Chadron to inspire our students to score in the game of life!