West Greene Middle-Senior High School Assembly with Rocky Bleier
Beating the Odds Foundation presented a Quarterbacks of Life® assembly for four hundred fourteen (414) 6th – 12th-grade students at West Greene Middle-Senior High School.
Rocky Bleier, former Pittsburgh Steeler, who serves as the Co-Chair and a Quarterback of Life® for Beating the Odds Foundation spoke to the 414 students about his own beating the odds story and the importance of never giving up. Joining Rocky was Terri (Harding) Lash, a Greene County native who was diagnosed with a serious bacterial infection at age 18 and overcame adversity after losing her left hand, feet and fingertips on her right hand. Lash told the students that despite being diagnosed with the severe infection, she said she eventually realized she had to “take control and become the quarterback of my own life.”
This is the first year that these middle and high school students are participating in the Quarterbacks of Life® Student Success and Leadership Program under the leadership of Superintendent Thelma Szarell and Principal Scott Sakai. The program expansion is part of the Beating the Odds Foundation’s initiative for all school districts in Greene County to be participants in the program. The program is made possible through Baily Insurance Agency, Staunton Farm Foundation, First Commonwealth Bank, and Greene County Drug & Alcohol.