Herren Inspires Students

Mineola High School hosted former professional basketball player Chris Herren to speak about his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse. Herren spoke openly and honestly about his personal experiences and inspired students to remain drug free. He held two workshops, one for the entire study body during the day and another for parents and interested community members at night. His presentation reinforced the importance of positive self-esteem and self-worth as the keys to remaining anti-destructive. “Be a pro at being you,” was his message to students and to parents, he emphasized the importance of an open line of communication.