Mike Smith visits Ritenour High School

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Public speaker Mike Smith visited Ritenour High School today. Smith is known around Ritenour for his inspiring Jostens stories. Although Smith said he is not a motivational speaker he delivered a message that left many Ritenour students feeling motivated and inspired.

“I feel like he was really inspiring he gave me a different perspective. He was entertaining and I felt like I could relate to him,” sophomore Celebrity Bates said.  

Smith touched on how putting others before yourself can create a change. He mentioned how he would talk to the kids at his high school that were deemed different or lame. He found joy in helping others and made an impact on Ritenour students while sharing his story.

“He is different from every other speaker. He is someone that inspired me to never give up and to always help others. I learned that helping other people can make me a better person,” freshman Sam Jordan said.

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