Rohan Murphy Guest Speaker

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Rohan Murphy, a nationally recognized motivational speaker, came to Bellport Middle School on Monday 5/21/2018. Mr. Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career, he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, Rohan Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the US. Rohan has been featured in publications such as ABC News, Sports Illustrated, and many more. He was even featured in his very own Nike commercial to motivate and inspire people to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. Now Rohan Murphy is a professional motivational speaker. He lived his whole life motivating people by his actions; he is now motivating the youth of America by his words. Mr. Murphy’s life story is a gripping tale of adversity, dedication, and living life with a purpose (www. 

The 8th grade participated in a grade level class assembly with Mr. Murphy as well as small group question and answer sessions.  Mr. Murphy also visited the 8th Grade Cafeterias for a Meet and Greet. He was part of Bellport Middle School’s May College and Career Awareness Month and his focus on working toward achieving goals and determination to succeed despite obstacles was the culminating event for the 8th grade students.  Other College and Career Awareness events included 8th Grade Naviance Classroom Presentations, 7th Grade Career Exploration Classroom Presentations, College T-Shirt Day and Interview Attire Day.  College and Career Month was coordinated and presented by the Middle School Guidance Department with the cooperation of the Bellport Middle School Administrative Team.  The Middle School Guidance Department consists of counselors Mrs. Thompson-Lee, Mrs. DeNapoli and Ms. Malaney and Director of Guidance and Counseling Programs Mr. Arini.