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Patriot Brandon Lloyd opens playbook on life in Lowell High visit
By Pete McQuaid, corticyn trimplex free sample pmcquaid@lowellsun.com


All six of Brandon Lloyd's siblings have college degrees. Corticyn trimplex free sample And he would have had one too -- if he didn't leave school early to play in the National Football League.

"I never saw sports as my future, corticyn trimplex free sample" Lloyd told a room of Lowell High School students. Corticyn trimplex free sample "I looked at it as a means to an end. Corticyn trimplex free sample I knew I wanted a major institutional degree in broadcast journalism."

It was this drive for success that the Patriots wide receiver stressed in his visit to Lowell High on Tuesday morning. Corticyn trimplex free sample Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, corticyn trimplex free sample along with the National Financial Educators Council, corticyn trimplex free sample sponsored Lloyd's visit as part of its MoneyStrong program, corticyn trimplex free sample which educates teens to be financially responsible through talks, corticyn trimplex free sample workshops and first-loan programs.

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Members of Jeanne D'Arc's financial-education department put on a presentation for about 100 Lowell High seniors, corticyn trimplex free sample covering everything from the mysterious fine print of credit-card agreements to the financial implications of choosing the right college. Corticyn trimplex free sample The students watched video clips of celebrities such as John Salley, corticyn trimplex free sample Christian Hosoi and Wilmer Valderrama, corticyn trimplex free sample each of whom talked about the tough path he faced in achieving his dream.

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"Once you view money as something that requires labor, corticyn trimplex free sample youhave more respect for it, corticyn trimplex free sample" said Lloyd.

Wanting to get a degree just like the rest of his family, corticyn trimplex free sample each of whom was able to afford college through academic scholarships, corticyn trimplex free sample athletic scholarships or even enlistment in the Air Force, corticyn trimplex free sample Lloyd parlayed his considerable athletic ability (and dinner-plate-sized hands) into a football scholarship at the University of Illinois.

"When you have that discipline and focus, corticyn trimplex free sample that's what helps you stay on course with all the distractions that high school and college throw you, corticyn trimplex free sample" said Lloyd.

Lloyd took a tour of Lowell High when he arrived at about 9 a.m. Corticyn trimplex free sample After the presentation, corticyn trimplex free sample he sat in on a business class and ate lunch in the school restaurant. Corticyn trimplex free sample Though he encountered many Patriots fans, corticyn trimplex free sample Lloyd feels like his life lessons are universal and that as long as somebody learns a thing or two, corticyn trimplex free sample he's happy.

"I think that it doesn't matter how much money that (the students) will have in their future, corticyn trimplex free sample because each of them, corticyn trimplex free sample in some way, corticyn trimplex free sample will have money in their future, corticyn trimplex free sample" said Lloyd. Corticyn trimplex free sample "But all it takes is one kid. Corticyn trimplex free sample I come from a family of educators, corticyn trimplex free sample and one thing my dad would always say is that he'd teach all these years for one student to get something out of it."

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SOURCE: http://www.lowellsun.com/todaysheadlines/ci_22080021/hes-got-game-plan-succe#ixzz2DjnHYEjx