Sheriff Howard began with a poem titled” Pretty Good” by Charles Osgood. The poem challenged student to ask themselves, “What is your personal best?”
“Choose your friends wisely” was a common phrase that our wonderful guest encouraged the students to become familiar with. He said, “You are often judged by the company that you keep”. He went on to say that the holding center is full of people, 1500 to be exact. They may be in there because their choices have turned into bad decisions.
After forty years of service in law enforcement, Sheriff Howard shared that he still has a love and a passion for the career he is in. Working your way up through the ranks is a great message that the sheriff encouraged every student to remember - to always give your personal best.