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September 25, 2018

Former NFL Player Encourages Lanigan Students to Make Good Choices


FULTON – Good choices lead to good results.

Former Chicago Bears football player Michael Cobb gives third grader Ethan Bartlett $5 for making the choice to listen to him during a recent school assembly.

Former Chicago Bears football player Michael Cobb gives third grader Ethan Bartlett $5 for making the choice to listen to him during a recent school assembly.

That is a lesson Lanigan Elementary School students in third  through sixth grade learned from former Chicago Bears football player Michael Cobb.

During a recent school assembly, the Sports World Motivational Youth Speaker encouraged students to listen and respect each other.

Cobb said positive choices may be rewarded and that alone can keep youth motivated.

When he asked students to raise their hands in response to a question and sit quietly, third grader Ethan Bartlett didn’t go unnoticed for respecting Cobb’s request.

The former pro athlete took out his wallet, handed Bartlett a $5 bill and told him he earned it for making the choice to listen.

Lanigan students listen to former NFL player Michael Cobb speak about making good choices.

Lanigan students listen to former NFL player Michael Cobb speak about making good choices.

Lanigan Elementary School Principal Jeff Hendrickson said Cobb’s messages perfectly aligned with the Fulton City School District’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports approach, which teaches students how to be problem solvers.

Hendrickson said Cobb also visited Fairgrieve Elementary School.

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