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2007 Report to Funders
So many of you have helped our students create their futures and have followed their progress over several years. Often you ask for an update about these students. Here’s what’s happening with just a few of our all-stars. Included are some recent newspaper articles about our students.
PRESS RELEASE: A Look At Our Future
Sean Farrell, the new Managing Director for the Merrill Lynch Tampa Complex, presented the 2007 Success In Education Award to Tyrone Keys during a community event on March 15 at Higgins Hall.  The inaugural event, titled Success In Education:  A Look At Our Future, gave local universities an opportunity to showcase themselves to the business community, alumni associations and honor roll students from Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties.  A representative from Saint Leo University, the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida spoke about The Year 2010, and the
Annual Report
After retiring from pro football, I had to have three surgeries: back, knee and shoulder. But before I could have these surgeries, I had to have several EKGs, tests that check the heart’s function. After that, I was ordered to have a heart catheterization. Everything checked out fine. But it was during this stressful time that I was given a book called The Heart’s Code, by Paul Pearsall. Pearsall said, “Our ancestors knew that the heart had powerful energy and that it conveyed deep wisdom.
Keys to Success
Written by Rick Cleveland - The Clarion-Ledger The Super Bowl often is touted as the ultimate event in sports. But for 46-year-old Jackson native Tyrone Keys, who helped the Chicago Bears win Super Bowl XX, football's biggest game served more as a means to an end. "My ultimate goal in life all along has been to help young people the way my coaches and teachers helped me," Keys said. "What I accomplished in football has helped me achieve what I have always wanted to accomplish in life."
Program begun at Wingfield
Jenkins, once Keys' coach at Callaway, directing 15 young men in 'Gentlemen's Quest' Wingfield's Odell Jenkins, a 39-year veteran of high school coaching, has a message for all young coaches. "What too many young coaches forget is that it's not all about wins and losses," Jenkins says. "We as coaches and teachers owe these kids something. Kids today need more direction than ever before. We owe it to them to point out the right path. Sometimes they won't take it, but we owe it to them to show them the right path."
Person of the Year / Tyrone Keys
Tyrone Keys' success on the football field at Mississippi State University earned him a spot in that school's Sports Hall of Fame. His accomplishments in the National Football League earned him roster spots with the Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers. His contributions to the Bears' defense during the 1985 season earned him a Super Bowl ring and a spot in the team's famous "Super Bowl Shuffle" video.