“I’m asking you to step up, leave here and change someone elses life” said motivational speaker Scott Backovich. Red Lion's Student Council brought in Scott to address the student body this past Tuesday, September 23.
From Los Angeles, California, Scott Backovich says part of his inspiration is that he “loves to inspire new people.”
If there is one thing Backovich wants students to take from his message is to be a “catalyst,” to be the change. That’s the exact message he stressed during his speech to the students. After listing off the statistics of failures student endure, he called the audience out to end it.
“Turn fact into fiction when you leave here and say ‘That’s enough'” said Backovich.
Not only did Backovich to create change and be a “catalyst” after high school, but also now at this very moment.
“Create a school where people stop sitting and instead show people how to respect” said Backovich.
Backovich told students to show “real courage”, which he thinks is giving someone something that gives them hope rather than just materialistic objects, and to help those who need it.
“Decide how you are going to react to the problem” said Backovich.
Red Lion students Brittany Mancha, Ben Logan and Hannah Sattazahn all thought he conveyed a positive message. Ben Logan, a senior at Red Lion, thought he had "great energy" and senior Brittany Mancha thought he had a “standout message.”
“I thought it was a helpful message to spread the cause,” said Mancha regarding Backovich’s words to “step up and change someone elses life.”
Senior Hannah Sattazahn not only thought the message benefited herself, but also the whole school. “I feel like a could really see a change in people, they were nicer” said Sattazahn.
At the end of the speech, Backovich had more questions that he wanted Red Lion's student body to think about before leaving the auditorium.
“What if we stopped caring about what people think of us and instead of what they need from us?” said Backovich. He had one last question for everyone in the room before departing from Red Lion.
“What’s stopping you from being a catalyst?”