Quincy High School students receive "reality check"

Grant Baldwin addresses students

Quincy Senior High students were taught an important lesson about life after high school today.

Transitioning in life after high school can be difficult.

That's where Grant Baldwin comes in.

He travels the country talking with students about struggles they may face, and how to deal with them.

Things that sophomore Madison Kim think are extremely valuable.

"We all need to be nicer to each other, it really helps," Kim said. "Especially in high school, there's always a lot of drama and people are very judgmental. It's the little things that make a big difference, whether its holding the door for someone or saying hi to new kid. They all make a difference in the long run."

Senior Cody Osborne said one of the most important things he learned from the presentation was to not make excuses for your actions.

"We make excuses, this is what we do wrong, this how we need to fix it," said Osborne. "He actually make it obvious and made it clear to all of us students, not just those that are struggling or that are making the excuses, that you can make a difference. He made it fun as well, which I thought made it help get the point across."

Baldwin hopes that if students learned anything from his speech, it was responsibility.

"I hope they realize that their life can be what they want it to be, but it's up to them to make it happen," Baldwin said. "So don't wait on someone else to solve your problems, don't wait on someone else to make your life better, you have the ability to make your life great, but it's up to you to make it happen."

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