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The speaker used comical faces, voices and child impressions to touch on the dangers of drug abuse and bullying. Dan Watson He mentioned celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger, who died because of drug addiction, then playfully acted out ways students can say no to drugs or respond to teasing.
He said a bully tried to drown him as a child, causing him to drop out of his Boy Scouts troop. And when he was a teenager, two of his friends were killed in a head-on collision by another student who was driving under the influence, he said.
Russ said he started speaking to students because he wanted to give them a hip role model to look up to. The keynote speaker at the DARE graduation quizzed the students about their dreams and what they wanted to do in life.
His motivational style, often punctuated with voiced sound effects, was anything but standard.
Part motivational speaker, comedian and teacher, Retro Bill had his audience's attention for his message. He cautioned the fifth-graders to keep their distance from drugs and those who use them, but he also urged them forward into their futures, to choose the correct path to chase and capture their dreams.
You tell 'em, 'I'm going to stay in school and stay off drugs. If someone tries to get you to take drugs, you tell 'em, 'I don't go there. They must go through lessons in a workbook and produce an essay prior to graduation from the program.
Retro Bill, Perkins and several other law enforcement officials congratulated each of the graduates when they reached the stage.
Giving a final lesson to the graduates, Retro Bill brought out one of the several props he used during his performance: What goes around comes around. Safety Buddy, caught the attention of the students with goofy antics that included funny faces, loud noises, silly string and rubber chickens.
Retro Bill taught lessons of drug awareness and anti-bullying. The program was made possible by efforts of York's D. But the hair which requires a full hour of careful hair-spraying, Retro said and the sound effects and props that had students rolling on the gymnasium floor with laughter were just props; Retro Bill uses his humorous personality to grab the kids' attention and drive home his message of how to deal with strangers, bullying and conflict resolution.
His message was simple: But my message is real and serious. He also has a series of videos that are shown in schools throughout the country.
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