On December 19, 2014, Charity Meyer, who is attending Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC), spoke to Jefferson Middle School's AVID classes about "Discovering Success in College." Miss Meyer is a recent inductee into The National Society of Leadership and Success who is majoring in Zoology with a minor in Environmental Studies. She is currently a senior at SIUC and a 2010 graduate of Springfield High School.
Miss Meyer discussed various topics such as the differences between junior high/high school/college, the importance of taking responsibility for one's life, and the skills necessary for success in college. She encouraged students to develop good study skills, explore their interests, and use their gifts and talents.
Here is the link to a video of the presentation: