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Patriot Brandon Lloyd opens playbook on life in Lowell High visit
By Pete McQuaid, uroxatral online review pmcquaid@lowellsun.com

All six of Brandon Lloyd's siblings have college degrees. Uroxatral online review 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, uroxatral online review" Lloyd told a room of Lowell High School students. Uroxatral online review "I looked at it as a means to an end. Uroxatral online review 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. Uroxatral online review Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, uroxatral online review along with the National Financial Educators Council, uroxatral online review sponsored Lloyd's visit as part of its MoneyStrong program, uroxatral online review which educates teens to be financially responsible through talks, uroxatral online review 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, uroxatral online review" said Michelle Silveira, uroxatral online review senior vice president at Jeanne D'Arc. Uroxatral online review "Even if they're saving as little as $10, uroxatral online review 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, uroxatral online review covering everything from the mysterious fine print of credit-card agreements to the financial implications of choosing the right college. Uroxatral online review The students watched video clips of celebrities such as John Salley, uroxatral online review Christian Hosoi and Wilmer Valderrama, uroxatral online review each of whom talked about the tough path he faced in achieving his dream.

But the real star of the show was Lloyd, uroxatral online review who spoke to thestudents for about 20 minutes about how hard work can lead to financial success. Uroxatral online review He told of his hardworking hometown of Blue Springs, uroxatral online review Mo., uroxatral online review the type of place where the varsity quarterback was also the valedictorian and got a scholarship to Dartmouth. Uroxatral online review He recalled a moment in his youth when he asked his parents to buy him a video-game system, uroxatral online review 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, uroxatral online review youhave more respect for it, uroxatral online review" said Lloyd.

Wanting to get a degree just like the rest of his family, uroxatral online review each of whom was able to afford college through academic scholarships, uroxatral online review athletic scholarships or even enlistment in the Air Force, uroxatral online review 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, uroxatral online review that's what helps you stay on course with all the distractions that high school and college throw you, uroxatral online review" said Lloyd.

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

"I think that it doesn't matter how much money that (the students) will have in their future, uroxatral online review because each of them, uroxatral online review in some way, uroxatral online review will have money in their future, uroxatral online review" said Lloyd. Uroxatral online review "But all it takes is one kid. Uroxatral online review I come from a family of educators, uroxatral online review 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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