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Fall 2016

Presenters:

Logan Wilson
"Learning from Adversity"

Michael Grove
"Living the Creed"

Khairi Sharif 
"24 Hours"

SASO SPRING 2016 

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Presenters: 
Patrick Sunderman – What Strengthens Me 
Jake Williams – Conquering Fear of Failure 
Rebekah LaFata – Philippians 4:13 
Chris Nelson – Who Are You? 
Amy Cashin – Embracing Change 
Zachary Moore – You Just Have to Care

SASO FALL 2015

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Presenters: 
Georgia Baldus – A Model for Others 
Colton McKivitz – NOT My Best Friend  
Adam Poe – It’s Who You Think You’re Not 
Lindsay Schmidt – The Odds Just Don’t Matter 
Bailey Faust – Results You Didn’t Get 
Sydnee Karam – The Sport Called Life 
Nate Carr – Standing Out 
Morgan Emter – Walking Down a Different Path 
(Not on video: Amanda Hill – Turning the Page)

SASO SPRING 2015

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Presenters: 
Parker VonEgidy – The Only Place You Have to Live 
Lyn Yuen Choo – Self‐Love 
Jesse Schiffbauer – A Life Lesson 
Chania Ray – Importance of Bad Decisions 
Tyree Owens – No Longer #64

SASO FALL 2014

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Presenters:  
Ross Renzi – The Rock 
Mariano Adame – Good Enough for Einstein 
Macy Stalnaker – A Sound Mind and A Sound Body 
Carly Black – Hard to Swallow 
Tucker Cascadden – Not Worth It 
Daryl Worley – Better Things Ahead 
Dustin Garrison – Weathering the Storm


Individual Speeches Organized By Topic

ADVERSITY

Robert Alexander – A Change in Character (1995)
Tarris Alexander – A Helping Hand (1992)
Shawne Alston – Not Captured in the Past (2012)
Frank Birts – Avoiding Peer Pressure (1993)
Aaron Brown – Drug Abuse (2011)
Antonio Brown – A Way of Life (1994)
Michael Calicchio – A Rose In The Concrete (2011)
Terrel Chestnut – The Healing Process (2012)
Chris Corrigan – Don’t Throw in the Towel (1994)
Kona Dennis – “Impossible” is Meaningless (2008)
Noel Devine – Loving Today (2008) 
Devin Ebanks – One of the Lucky Ones (2008)
Patrick Forsythe – Dealing with Life’s Struggles (2011)
Allen Franchot – Looking Forward and Not Back (2008)
Lance Frazier – Life’s Pressures (1994)
Seldon Jefferson – You Can Make It Without Drugs (1993)
Brodrick Jenkins – A Way Out (2012)
Daniel Jennings – Looking For the Light (2009)
Kevin ‘KJ’ Jones – Challenges, Not Adversities (2008)
Jennifer Kaye – Sports As An Escape (1991)
Halle Kearney – Not Everyone Lives (2011)
Marquis Lucas – In Survival Mode (2012)
Kenneth Magee – Don’t Put All Of Your Eggs In One Basket (1991)
Ivan McCartney – Sent From Heaven (2011)
Tommie McCune – Learning to Dance in the Rain (2011)
Mike Meggett – Making Positives from Negatives (2004)
Carlos Osqueda – Learning About Myself (1997)
PJ Shirdan – No Excuses, No Regrets (2012)
Quinton Spain – Crossing Monkey Bars (2011)
Caroline Szwed – Impossible is Nothing (2012)
J.T. Thomas – Strike Two Doesn’t Mean You’re Through (1994)
Bryan Thompson – Seven Seconds (2010)
Rico Tyler – Dealing With Adversity (1990)
Andrew Wright – Rising When You Fall (2007)
JD Woods – Be A Man (2009)
Franklin Young – A Defining Moment (2004)

ACADEMICS

Canute Curtis – To Pro And Back (2001)
William Davis – IQ vs. I Will (1997)
Cyrus Jones – No A…No Play (1994)
Garrett Ford – Study Habits And Education (1990)
Jimmy Gary – Students First (1993)
Major Harris – A “Major” Experience (1993)
Harold Kidd – The Pay Off (1992)
David Mayfield – Don’t Drop Out (1991)
Darius Reynaud – From Lookout to College (2005)
Avery Williams – Controlling Your Destiny (2011)

ADVICE & ATTITUDES

Joe Alexander – Just Say NO (2006)
Tavon Austin – Light a Lamp (2010)
Leroy Axem – Motivation (1992)
Michael Ayodele – From Dreams to Realities (2000)
Michael Baker -Waiting For Your Chance (1991)
Kantroy Barber – Advice Worth Accepting (1994)
Devan Bawinkel – You Can Go Home Again (2006)
Derrick Bell – My Mom: An Inspiration (1995)
Tyler Benoit – I Just Won’t Do It (2005)
Rayshawn Bolden – Learning from Others (2006)
Jeremy Bodkin – Having Self-Confidence (1991)
Dominic Black – The Rewards Of Goal-Setting (1990)
Tim Brown – The Greatest Man On Earth (2004)
Darryl ‘Truck’ Bryant – The Greatest Role Model (2008)
Meg Bulger – Marc’s Story (2004)
Da’Sean Butler – No Miskeens or Omavis (2006)
Brad Byerson – The Miracle Drug (2004)
Geoff Cameron – The Three D’s (2006)
Matt Ceglie – Focus On Your Goals (1993)
Will Clarke– Neither an anchor Nor a Sail (2013)
Kent Dennis – The Pressure Is On (1994)
Mike Dent – Master Your Life (2005)
Johnny Dingle (2005)
Deon Dobbs – The Women in My Life (1995)
Averee Fields – Enough (2013)
John Flowers – Is It Worth It? (2007)
Raymon Gaddis – Choices to be Made (2008)
Dennis Gagai – Captain Nick (2006)
Ruben Garrido – Gratitude (2008)
Mike Gansey – Tony Mazella (2004)
Rick Gilliam – Who Is Your Hero? (1999)
Tito Gonzales – The Right Path (2005)
Trippe Hale – Attitude and Opportunity (2009)
Talisha Hargis – Stepping Up and On (1994)
Eron Harris – Intelligent Self Respect (2012)
Gary Harris – A Mixed Message (1995)
Terry Henderson – Every 9 1/2 minutes (2012)
Joe Hunter – Where Would YOU Be (2005)
Naja Johnson – Is Easy a Reward? (2008)
Deniz Kilicli – Finding Your Passion (2009)
Isaac Irby – Smaller in Stature…Bigger in Heart (2000)
Jacob Green – Outside the Comfort Zone (2006)
Jay Hewitt – A 12-Year Old’s Dilemma (2000)
Jalloh, Dorrell – The “Mother” of Leadership (2008)
Levon Lamb – A Different Type Of Discrimination (1993)
Anthony Leonard – The Driver (2007)
Jim Leonard – A Lonely Society (2010)
Bryan Lewin – A Living Testament (2008)
Antonio Lewis Antonio Lewis – Halfway Reached (2005)
David Lightcap – Alike But Different (1996)
Donnie Lindsay – One Giant Step for Mankind (1998)
Mike Logan – Family Matters (1994)
Elige Longino – Believe in Yourself (1995)
Tom Mazzone – A Factor In Success (1993)
Joe Mazzulla – Growing Pains (2006)
Bry McCarthy – Halfway There (2013)
Monique McCoy – On the Flip Side (1994)
Keaton Miles – A Stamp of Legacy (2011)
Adam Mills – Be True to Yourself (2008)
Abigail Monson – Remember Who You Are and WHOSE You Are (2011)
Jules Montinar – Still Wants the Best (2004)
Khari Mott – You’re Probably Right (1996)
Michael Morales – The End of Your Arm (2011)
Adrian Murrell – You Can Do It (1991)
Kenneth (KJ) Myers – G.O.A.L.S. (2013)
Todd Myles – Growing Up (1995)
Brandon Napoleon – The Value of a Man (2013)
Selese Neal – Being Patient, Working Hard, and Waiting (1994)
Jamal Nelson – Only Wise Men (2010)
Tim Newsome – Coping In A Large Family (1991)
Jamillah Nock – Reality Check (2005)
Joe Pabian – Getting The Edge (1992)
Michael Page – My Destiny (2002)
Nick Patella – Your Personal Files (2004)
Lawrence Pollard – Taking Things For Granted (1990)
Kari Post – Discovering Yourself (2011)
Elizabeth Repella – Fall 99 Times, Get up 100! (2008)
Ricky Robinson – Developing Inner Strength (1991)
Tom Robsock – Refuse To Lose (1994)
Alex Ruoff – Courage (2006)
Lee Salin – Consider Taking The Advice (1993)
Tyrone Sally – Influencing Others (2001)
Daniel Saunders -Why Racism (1993)
April Schmitt – A Positive Attitude (1995)
Millicent Shabazz – Interchangeable Attitudes (1991)
Steve Slaton – The Voice Within (2007)
Fred Smalls – Faith and Patience (1995)
Geno Smith – Family Matters (2010)
Wellington Smith – You’re Not in Kansas Anymore (2006)
Brent Solheim – Turning Weakness into Strengths (1994)
Gary Stills – Positive Role Models (1995)
Darren Studstill – The Power Of Positive Thinking (1991)
Quentin Swain – Using the Right Tools (2000)
Lisa Szymzcak – Maintaining A Balance In Life (1992)
Cameron Throughman – You Are Responsible for You (2006)
Cody Tominack – New Appreciation (2005)
Eric Turner – Dig the Coal – Build the House (2006)
Bryan Washington – Motivation (1993)
Shannon Washington – A Positive Influence (1994)
Brian West – Attitude = 100% (1993)
Johnnie West – A Friend and a Legend (2006)
Eric Wicks – Friends (2006)
Greg Yeatter – A Father Who Earned Success (1995)

ATHLETICS

Isaiah Bruce – We, Not Me (2012)
Darius Burwell – Positive Coaching (1990)
Bridget Carey – Spark Plug (2011)
Chantelle DuBois – We Need Your Support (1993)
D’Or Fischer – From Mistake to Magic (2005)
Jabarie Hinds – Finding Your Passion (2011)
Barry Hawkins – Stereotyping Athletes (1991)
Greg Jones – Facing Challenges (1990)
Wilfred Kirkaldy – Understanding The Misconception (1991)
Jerrald Long – Football: Preparation for a Future (1995)
Jerrod Smith – In His Shadow (2006)
Mallory Smith – Dreams with Deadlines (2012)
Annalika Steyn – Pain Will Subside (2012)
Vann Washington – Get Involved In Sports (1993)
Pat White – Team Meerkat (2007)
Jerrah Young – Sports and Opportunities (2004)

Feedback to Dr. Atkins:  carolyn.atkins@mail.wvu.edu