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Freshmen Class Gathers For "Character Does Matter" Presentation

Freshmen Class Gathers For "Character Does Matter" Presentation

Ryan Manion of the Travis Manion Foundation spoke to our Freshmen Class as part of our Character Development Program at La Salle.


The Travis Manion Foundation delivered their "Character Does Matter" presentation to the Freshmen Class of La Salle College High School on Wednesday, December, 13, 2017. Ryan Manion visited La Salle once again to deliver another fantastic lecture about service, leadership and courage using Travis' own words, "If not me, then who?" This presentation started at La Salle in 2009 and has now been delivered to over 250,000 students across the country.

The presentation focused on great acts of courage the young men can apply in everyday life and the thought of applying the "If not me, then who" motto to their lives. Ryan reminded the young men that they need not to look far beyond the halls of La Salle to perform great acts of courage. To close the presentation, all students were asked to stand up and challenged to look into their everyday lives and think about where they could create positive change to help those around them which is the true essence of leadership. All in attendance were called to "Stand up for character".

Travis Manion '99 is a graduate of La Salle College High School and was recently inducted into the school's Alumni Hall of Fame and Hall of Athletics.

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