From pain to power: Slowikowski’s story inspires students during Red Ribbon week

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Isabella Johnsen
Mrs. Benoist introduces our Red Ribbon week speaker, Eddie Slowikowski, as she explains the importance of being ATOD free in and outside of school.

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Fall Snowball Directors, Sarah Barber (left) and Colin Vorreyer (right), set the stage for our speaker by giving slight insight into the topics he’ll be discussing.

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Eddie Slowikowski begins his presentation by taking us back in time to his college days of running a four minute mile.

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Slowikowski engages the crowd by asking everyone to clap along to the beat of a popular hit, ‘Uptown Funk’.

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Slowikowski, walks down the center aisle of the gym as he pours his heart out to the students of a lifetime of struggles and achievements.

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Sophomore boys getting involved as Slowikowski teaches the room several dance moves.

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Students are told to close their eyes as they imagine someone they could help and how they want to help them.

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Slowikowski poses the question ‘Can you draw?’ This senior confidently rose to her feet in front of the school.