Developing Resiliency at Rocky Point HS

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Rocky Point High School students worked to develop new skills and build inner strength during a recent assembly program with keynote speaker John Perricone.
 
During the event, this nationally sought-after speaker guided students through interactive exercises, storytelling, psychological insights and age-appropriate philosophical discussions, all geared toward awakening the power that each student has to shape their lives and forge their destinies. Students were encouraged to understand what motivates them personally, to accept that life will be difficult but that the stress and pressure one faces can help to make one stronger and more resilient. 

“Though we are a society that celebrates physical strength, we rarely, if ever, talk about the cultivation of inner strength – the strength that enables us to make sound decisions in the face of adversity, peer pressure, bullying, media influence, etc.,” Mr. Perricone said. 

In addition to the assembly programs with the entire student body, Mr. Perricone held a one-hour breakout session with student leaders, enabling them to further develop their skills and inspire their peers to do the same.