“Take time to think,” was the message delivered by Leo Mudd to the Middle School and High School students in Washington County. Mudd, an ex-marine, retired Kentucky State Trooper, and former undercover detective shared real life experiences with the students. The Washington County Community Foundation sponsored Mudd’s presentations on March 9 and 10. Mudd’s stories, both comical and sad, gave students an understanding of the importance of making the right choice, and the consequences of poor choices.
Mudd’s program helped the students understand why it is so important to build a positive foundation to set their future on. He gave them reasons to not always want to fit in and explained to them that “toughness” is on the inside.
Mudd’s message, “Take time to think. Use your knowledge,” stressed the importance of making the right choice, regardless of peer pressure, and helped the students to understand that every choice has an end result.
This is the third year that the Washington County Community Foundation has sponsored a speaker for all county middle school and high school students. For more information about the Washington County Community Foundation or the speaker program, contact Judy Johnson at 883-7334.