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Graduation Matters

Motivational Speaker, Johan Khalilian, Challenges Students
Posted on 10/30/2019
Students pose for a photo with Johan KhalilianReinforcing Shelton High School's theme of responsibility, respect, and resilience, Graduation Matters Shelton sponsored motivational speaker, Johan Khalilian. While in his professional life Johan has been on the Tyra Banks Show, Jane the Virgin, has written books, and tours as a speaker, today he was simply someone else who grew up beyond his hometown to become who he wanted to be, despite the odds.

Johan met with the Class of 2022 and 2023 in small group settings and challenged students to think outside their current situations and see their potentials. He shared "The Crazy Ones" quote and challenged students to make their school, community, and world a better place.

"Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
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