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All six of Brandon Lloyd's siblings have college degrees. Order discount flovent And he would have had one too -- if he didn't leave school early to play in the National Football League.

"I never saw sports as my future, order discount flovent" Lloyd told a room of Lowell High School students. Order discount flovent "I looked at it as a means to an end. Order discount flovent I knew I wanted a major institutional degree in broadcast journalism."

It was this drive for success that the Patriots wide receiver stressed in his visit to Lowell High on Tuesday morning. Order discount flovent Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, order discount flovent along with the National Financial Educators Council, order discount flovent sponsored Lloyd's visit as part of its MoneyStrong program, order discount flovent which educates teens to be financially responsible through talks, order discount flovent workshops and first-loan programs.

"The program is such a great education for kids coming out of school or going into college to learn about saving, order discount flovent" said Michelle Silveira, order discount flovent senior vice president at Jeanne D'Arc. Order discount flovent "Even if they're saving as little as $10, order discount flovent that's still making a difference."

Members of Jeanne D'Arc's financial-education department put on a presentation for about 100 Lowell High seniors, order discount flovent covering everything from the mysterious fine print of credit-card agreements to the financial implications of choosing the right college. Order discount flovent The students watched video clips of celebrities such as John Salley, order discount flovent Christian Hosoi and Wilmer Valderrama, order discount flovent each of whom talked about the tough path he faced in achieving his dream.

But the real star of the show was Lloyd, order discount flovent who spoke to thestudents for about 20 minutes about how hard work can lead to financial success. Order discount flovent He told of his hardworking hometown of Blue Springs, order discount flovent Mo., order discount flovent the type of place where the varsity quarterback was also the valedictorian and got a scholarship to Dartmouth. Order discount flovent He recalled a moment in his youth when he asked his parents to buy him a video-game system, order discount flovent which he soon learned he would have to buy himself after mowing more than a couple of lawns.

"Once you view money as something that requires labor, order discount flovent youhave more respect for it, order discount flovent" said Lloyd.

Wanting to get a degree just like the rest of his family, order discount flovent each of whom was able to afford college through academic scholarships, order discount flovent athletic scholarships or even enlistment in the Air Force, order discount flovent Lloyd parlayed his considerable athletic ability (and dinner-plate-sized hands) into a football scholarship at the University of Illinois.

"When you have that discipline and focus, order discount flovent that's what helps you stay on course with all the distractions that high school and college throw you, order discount flovent" said Lloyd.

Lloyd took a tour of Lowell High when he arrived at about 9 a.m. Order discount flovent After the presentation, order discount flovent he sat in on a business class and ate lunch in the school restaurant. Order discount flovent Though he encountered many Patriots fans, order discount flovent Lloyd feels like his life lessons are universal and that as long as somebody learns a thing or two, order discount flovent he's happy.

"I think that it doesn't matter how much money that (the students) will have in their future, order discount flovent because each of them, order discount flovent in some way, order discount flovent will have money in their future, order discount flovent" said Lloyd. Order discount flovent "But all it takes is one kid. Order discount flovent I come from a family of educators, order discount flovent and one thing my dad would always say is that he'd teach all these years for one student to get something out of it."

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