On February 18, 2015, Jim Tressel came to our school to talk to us about success. Jim Tressel was the head football coach of both Youngstown State University and The Ohio State University. He was extremely successful at both schools with a final career record of 229-72-2 and five national championships. Now, Tressel is the President of Youngstown State University. Along with Kenston, Jim Tressel travels to high schools all around Ohio to share his experiences with students.
All juniors and seniors were permitted to attend, and everyone loved hearing him. The speech was very inspiring and caused many students to think deeply about their future. In his speech, his main message was to create a plan for your dream and work hard until you receive what you want. Senior Bernie Porter said, “I really liked the speech from Jim Tressel. I’ve always been a fan of his so it was awesome to hear him speak. I was very inspired by what he had to say so I will definitely use his tips in the future.”