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Anyone Can Be a Hero at Johnson Elementary

Nick and Mrs. Morris’ 1st Grade Class

On May 21st Nick joined Mrs. Morris’ class of 1st graders at Johnson Elementary to engage them in his “Anyone Can Be a Hero” presentation. Nick worked to show the kids that anyone can be a hero when they harness their inner superpowers, and that special abilities come in all shapes and sizes.

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Nick enjoyed demonstrating his speech device for some of the students!

The students were respectful and engaged in learning about Nick’s message. Nick talked to the students about focusing on what they are good at and what makes them happy, and not letting failures or challenges stop them from trying.

Nick told the students about his own experiences and the unique challenges he has faced in his life and used these examples to show the students that they can do anything if they use their own superpowers.

Are they good listeners? Good at sports? Good artists? Nick encouraged the students to think about their own abilities and how they can use them to help themselves and others.

The students worked to make their own superhero masks with the help of Nick and his job coaches Liz and Audrey. Nick loved seeing the many different masks the students worked hard to create. The masks reflected the students abilities, and Nick and his job coaches helped the students create a superhero name.

The students working on their alter egos!
The students made creative and unique masks that highlighted their abilities.

Many of the students were very interested in learning more about how Nick communicates. Nick answered their questions using his speech device, PRC, while they avidly watched his screen.

Everyone was eager to hear what Nick had to say!

Nick was able to give the students new perspectives on abilities and what it means to be a hero in their community. And he made some new friends too.

If you or someone you know would be interested in Nick’s exciting and interactive “Anyone Can Be a Hero” presentation or any of his other engaging presentations in their classroom or gathering, contact him for more information via his email or Facebook.

Thank you to Jennifer Morris for welcoming us into her classroom and allowing us to present to her respectful group of students.

Happiest of Holidays

 

Yes, it is that time of year again- Holiday music, gifts, great times with friends, and recognition of all things that are beautiful and Awesome in this world!

We  here at Awesome in Action want to thank especially Nick’s dedicated team that helps run his business.

 

 

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Amy Randell: We love your laugh, your valuable advice, and your quiet direction (and your dog!) Thank you for your help with the book editing, website production, and  marketing!

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Liz Laney: We love your creativity, dedication and your honesty.  Thank you for your help with the Kick starter campaign, and for giving us a new perspective on the second manuscript.

 

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Susan  Roussos: We love your commitment, wisdom, and enthusiasm for every project. Thank you for all your great connections and marketing ideas.

 

 

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Cynthia Hampton: We love your big brain, your humor, and your  willingness to speak up for  what you believe. Thank you for all of your expertise in the legal field, and your ability to make things look amazing.

 

 

 

 

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Audrey Hendricks: We love your happy attitude, energy, and confidence. Thank you for helping write great speeches, finding new opportunities for presentations, and being willing to lead.

 

 

 

 

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Nick Roussos: We love your understanding, ideas, and sense of humor.  Thank you for creating this amazing business, and for allowing us all to be a part of your fantastic and inspirational life.

 

 

 

 

 

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Not in the picture, but equally important and helpful, Nick’s respite care providers

 

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Deanna Welch: We love your positive energy, loving nature, and your classy style. Thank you for all of your support, your fantastic care, and your amazing advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sammy Holmes: We love your flexibility, caring attitude, and spirit! Thank you for setting up Nick’s dates, covering missing shifts, and taking Nick to California.

 

 

 

There has been so much love and support for Awesome in Action over the years. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of helping us succeed!

Happy New Year!!!

The Awesome in Action team