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Addressing Challenge, Resilience, and Perseverance

Colchester Middle School recently invited Rhode Island-based stunt cyclist and youth speaker Chris Poulos to address CMS and MBS students about challenge, resilience, and perseverance.

Stunt cyclist and motivational speaker Chris Poulos

The CMS students also participated in a number of activities and discussions with their TA groups about these important topics.

The presentations delivered to the students also addressed issues like bullying and cyberbullying, self-motivation, cooperation, being kind to others, earning respect, being the best one can be, facing fears, and overcoming adversity—all of which are areas that Colchester School District actively promotes through a wide variety of ongoing school climate initiatives. CMS Assistant Principal Dovid Yagoda, who coordinated the event, said, “My message was really that it is important to go for your goals and never quit even when it gets hard.”

Best known for winning the 1991 Bicycle Stunt World Championships in Denmark at the age of twenty, Mr. Poulos has competed in hundreds of events nationwide and worldwide and has since turned his sport into a platform for encouraging young people to be the best they can be. To view a short video of his presentation to the CMS students, click here.

If you would like more information about the Poulos presentations, please e-mail Assistant Principal Dovid Yagoda ( or call (802) 264-5800.

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