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All six of Brandon Lloyd's siblings have college degrees. Order breast augmentation 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 breast augmentation online" Lloyd told a room of Lowell High School students. Order breast augmentation online "I looked at it as a means to an end. Order breast augmentation 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 breast augmentation online Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, order breast augmentation online along with the National Financial Educators Council, order breast augmentation online sponsored Lloyd's visit as part of its MoneyStrong program, order breast augmentation online which educates teens to be financially responsible through talks, order breast augmentation 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 breast augmentation online covering everything from the mysterious fine print of credit-card agreements to the financial implications of choosing the right college. Order breast augmentation online The students watched video clips of celebrities such as John Salley, order breast augmentation online Christian Hosoi and Wilmer Valderrama, order breast augmentation 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 breast augmentation online who spoke to thestudents for about 20 minutes about how hard work can lead to financial success. Order breast augmentation online He told of his hardworking hometown of Blue Springs, order breast augmentation online Mo., order breast augmentation online the type of place where the varsity quarterback was also the valedictorian and got a scholarship to Dartmouth. Order breast augmentation online He recalled a moment in his youth when he asked his parents to buy him a video-game system, order breast augmentation online which he soon learned he would have to buy himself after mowing more than a couple of lawns.

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

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

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