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All six of Brandon Lloyd's siblings have college degrees. Order alco screen alcohol test online 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, order alco screen alcohol test online" Lloyd told a room of Lowell High School students. Order alco screen alcohol test online "I looked at it as a means to an end. Order alco screen alcohol test online 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. Order alco screen alcohol test online Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, order alco screen alcohol test online along with the National Financial Educators Council, order alco screen alcohol test online sponsored Lloyd's visit as part of its MoneyStrong program, order alco screen alcohol test online which educates teens to be financially responsible through talks, order alco screen alcohol test online 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, order alco screen alcohol test online covering everything from the mysterious fine print of credit-card agreements to the financial implications of choosing the right college. Order alco screen alcohol test online The students watched video clips of celebrities such as John Salley, order alco screen alcohol test online Christian Hosoi and Wilmer Valderrama, order alco screen alcohol test online each of whom talked about the tough path he faced in achieving his dream.

But the real star of the show was Lloyd, order alco screen alcohol test online who spoke to thestudents for about 20 minutes about how hard work can lead to financial success. Order alco screen alcohol test online He told of his hardworking hometown of Blue Springs, order alco screen alcohol test online Mo., order alco screen alcohol test online the type of place where the varsity quarterback was also the valedictorian and got a scholarship to Dartmouth. Order alco screen alcohol test online He recalled a moment in his youth when he asked his parents to buy him a video-game system, order alco screen alcohol test online 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, order alco screen alcohol test online youhave more respect for it, order alco screen alcohol test online" said Lloyd.

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

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

"I think that it doesn't matter how much money that (the students) will have in their future, order alco screen alcohol test online because each of them, order alco screen alcohol test online in some way, order alco screen alcohol test online will have money in their future, order alco screen alcohol test online" said Lloyd. Order alco screen alcohol test online "But all it takes is one kid. Order alco screen alcohol test online I come from a family of educators, order alco screen alcohol test online 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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