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Patriot Brandon Lloyd opens playbook on life in Lowell High visit
By Pete McQuaid, hip & joint support dogs in us pmcquaid@lowellsun.com


All six of Brandon Lloyd's siblings have college degrees. Hip & joint support dogs in us 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, hip & joint support dogs in us" Lloyd told a room of Lowell High School students. Hip & joint support dogs in us "I looked at it as a means to an end. Hip & joint support dogs in us 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. Hip & joint support dogs in us Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, hip & joint support dogs in us along with the National Financial Educators Council, hip & joint support dogs in us sponsored Lloyd's visit as part of its MoneyStrong program, hip & joint support dogs in us which educates teens to be financially responsible through talks, hip & joint support dogs in us workshops and first-loan programs.

"The program is such a great education for kids coming out of school or going into college to learn about saving, hip & joint support dogs in us" said Michelle Silveira, hip & joint support dogs in us senior vice president at Jeanne D'Arc. Hip & joint support dogs in us "Even if they're saving as little as $10, hip & joint support dogs in us that's still making a difference."

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

But the real star of the show was Lloyd, hip & joint support dogs in us who spoke to thestudents for about 20 minutes about how hard work can lead to financial success. Hip & joint support dogs in us He told of his hardworking hometown of Blue Springs, hip & joint support dogs in us Mo., hip & joint support dogs in us the type of place where the varsity quarterback was also the valedictorian and got a scholarship to Dartmouth. Hip & joint support dogs in us He recalled a moment in his youth when he asked his parents to buy him a video-game system, hip & joint support dogs in us which he soon learned he would have to buy himself after mowing more than a couple of lawns.

"Once you view money as something that requires labor, hip & joint support dogs in us youhave more respect for it, hip & joint support dogs in us" said Lloyd.

Wanting to get a degree just like the rest of his family, hip & joint support dogs in us each of whom was able to afford college through academic scholarships, hip & joint support dogs in us athletic scholarships or even enlistment in the Air Force, hip & joint support dogs in us 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, hip & joint support dogs in us that's what helps you stay on course with all the distractions that high school and college throw you, hip & joint support dogs in us" said Lloyd.

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

"I think that it doesn't matter how much money that (the students) will have in their future, hip & joint support dogs in us because each of them, hip & joint support dogs in us in some way, hip & joint support dogs in us will have money in their future, hip & joint support dogs in us" said Lloyd. Hip & joint support dogs in us "But all it takes is one kid. Hip & joint support dogs in us I come from a family of educators, hip & joint support dogs in us 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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