Stacey Nichols Speaks To Students At Ashbrook School

June 11, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State senior-to-be Stacey Nichols took time Thursday morning to speak to a crowd of approximately 80 at the Ashbrook School at an annual breakfast for graduating eighth graders.

The event was attended by graduates, families and faculty and staff at the school.

'It was a wonderful opportunity to speak to a group of talented eighth graders as they are about to go into high school,' Nichols said. 'I hope in talking about my goals and dreams that it will inspire them to create their own.'

Nichols spoke about her previous experiences at that age level, specifically how exciting it can be to be entering high school but that it can also create nervousness because it is new and unknown.

One of her main points in the speech came about through goals and making sacrifices. She spoke to the goals she set for herself while at Southridge High School in the Portland area and what kinds of sacrifices she made so that she could achieve them.

To reach those goals, Nichols said, it's important to get involved, whether that is in athletic, the community or the school. Finding something that is significant to the individual is important in high school.

It is the second community service event in the last week for Nichols, who spent time with kindergartners at Mountain View Elementary School last Friday. She is also interning with Mike Parker on Corvallis Knights broadcasts this summer.

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