Chris Herren speaks at RHS

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

This morning, RHS students and faculty congregated in the RMS/RHS auditorium to listen to the story and message of drug abuse and self-confidence from Chris Herren. This event was sponsored by Dan Biggins, Rockland school committee chairman.

The ex-Celtics star spoke of his high school drug abuse leading into his professional basketball career and overdoses. He explained the impact drugs have on families and provoked many high school students to contemplate their decisions and ask themselves “Why?”.

His story and message, although saddening, was quite inspirational. He went from overdosing four times on heroin to being someone his children can look up to and admired by many. Herren suggested others can bounce back just as he has if they make the effort. He urged students to be someone younger family members can look up to and to be someone their parents could be proud of while sharing the stories he has encountered on his journey.

All in all, Herren’s speech was inspirational and eye opening to many.

The RHS students and faculty would like to thank Mr. Herren for his wonderful presentation and to Mr. Biggins for this generous event.

 

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Posted on January 13, 2017, in Features, News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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