WHAT PEOPLE SAY
My name is Todd Levarse, and I am the Speech & Communications teacher at Plum High School. I took note of your email because I wanted the opportunity to thank you for coming in to speak. It is rare that an audience of 17 & 18 year olds, some about to graduate in a month, is that captivated by a speaker. I fully intend to discuss the speech further in my class tomorrow and ask what made the speech so effective (and it was effective; even the goofiest of students were seriously thinking about your message after the presentation). I was actually unaware of the topic heading into the assembly, but I stayed through two planning periods in order to listen to it in its entirety. I have the feeling that a vast majority of the students, even if they had the choice to leave, would have voluntarily stayed too.
Thank you very much again for coming to talk to us.