‘Superman’ speaks at BWHS Peace Week
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
When Big Walnut students returned from Spring Break, members of the high school’s Student Council hosted the Second Annual Big Walnut High School Peace Week. But turning student’s attention from spring break activities and getting them to focus on the Peace Week agenda was no easy task – they had to call in “Superman”.
Superman was Ryan “Superman” Moran, an Indianapolis based motivational speaker who describes himself as a standup comedian with a message. Moran is a bit of a Superman; he’s on the road two to three days each week all over the United States telling personal stories with a motivational message about developing a positive attitude, finding your talents, and including others in you life.
“When you’re a leader, take your talents and gifts and use then for the betterment of the group,” Moran told students during assemblies in the high school auditorium. “Set the bar high for those who come after you; amazing things can happen when we all work together.”
Moran said he had a five-part message that he wanted to leave with the students.
“One, be positive,” he said. “It’s all up to you. Your attitude decides how your day is going to go.”
Second, Moran encouraged students to be open to new ideas, new things, places and people; he told them that if they were open to other people, other people would be open to them.
“Three, be sincere,” Moran said. “If you’re 100 percent honest 100 percent of the time, your friends, teachers and parents will know they can trust you all of the time, and trust goes a long way.”
Moran’s fourth point was to be inclusive, not exclusive. He said when students exclude others then they miss out on what others have to offer, and others miss out on what they have to offer.
“Finally, share your gifts and talents, what you do well,” Moran said. “Everybody is good at something; nobody is perfect at everything. It takes each and every one of our individual talents to make the world go round. Take advantage of everything and get involved,” Moran added. “Try everything and find where your gifts and talents lie, and encourage the gifts and talents of others.”
For additional information about Ryan “Superman” Moran go to < www.ryanmoranspeaker.com >.