By Kelly Flores
President of Briarwood Little League in Santa Clara, Mario Samora, visited Saint Lawrence Elementary and Middle School on the morning of April 13. He spoke to the students about his journey in becoming healthy, setting goals and making one good choice at a time.
The students of Saint Lawrence listened intently as Mr. Samora spoke about giving up small things, such as soda, staying focused on his goals, and drastically changing the course of his life. One accomplishment that really inspired the Students, was completing a 140.6 mile Ironman Race.
Mr. Samora painted dynamic images with his words “I remember turning the corner after a long day of swimming, biking and running, to see the finish line. There it was, my goal… right in front of my eyes,” sharing with the students that anything is truly possible with hard-work and determination.
The timing of Mr. Samora’s visit couldn’t have been better, with Saint Lawrence’s Run for Fun Fundraiser right around the corner. The students and staff of Saint Lawrence Elementary and Middle School are truly grateful for courageous community leaders, such as Mario Samora, who are willing to donate their time and energy into inspiring our future generation.