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Kelly Slater – Pro Surfer

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Kelly says that his mother was a strong influence in his life. Who is a strong influence in your life? Why?

Question #2:

Kelly talks about making an impact. What does making an impact mean to you?

Question #3:

How do you want to make an impact some day?

Question #4:

Kelly says you should “put your energy into what you love.” What do you love to do? What do you think you might enjoy?

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Terry Kennedy

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Why was Terry so confused by the diversity of people involved in skating? How did being with a diverse group impact him? Do you prefer to be with people like you or people unlike you? Explain.

Question #2:

How did going to the skate park every day help Terry?

Question #3:

How do you think experiencing the pain that his mom went through affected his decision to not engage with drugs and alcohol?

Question #4:

Terry says that when he’s skating he’s representing his skate friends and that if he were to take drugs, that would reflect on them. In essence, part of what keeps him off drugs is his dedication to his friends. Are there people in your life that you represent? Who are they? How do your actions reflect on them? Does this impact your decisions?
 
Terry offers three pieces of advice:
● Surround yourself with positive people.
● Be comfortable with yourself.
● Have fun.

Question #5:

Do you surround yourself with positive people? How can you make an effort to do this more?

Question #6:

Are you comfortable with yourself? What is one step you can take to be more comfortable with yourself?

Question #7:

What is fun for you? Does something you do that is fun provide what you would call a natural high for you?

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Dartanyon Crockett – Judo Athlete for the United States

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

What would you say is Dartanyon’s main character strength? What about him makes you think that?

Question #2:

Dartanyon’s father struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and it deeply affected how Dartanyon grew up. How would your life be different if you did not have a parent or guardian who was able to support you?

Question #3:

At Natural High, we believe that having a passion can improve all aspects of your life. How did wrestling and helping others improve Dartanyon’s life?

Question #4:

How has Dartanyon’s opinion of himself and his abilities changed over time?

Question #5:

Dartanyon says that there is always someone who can relate to your story. How do you relate to Dartanyon’s story?

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Queen Harrison – World Champion Hurdler & Sprinter

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

How can having goals help you to push through day-to-day problems?

Question #2:

What is a goal you have that you would like to complete by the time you are 18? If you don’t have one, can you think of one?

Question #3:

What have you done to work toward your goal? What can you do to work toward it, to help you stay focused?

Question #4:

Writing down your goals helps you to use them as a guidepost for your actions. Where can you keep your goals written where you can remind yourself of them?

Question #5:

Queen talks about masking pain with drugs. What do you think this means? Do you ever mask your pain? How? What are other ways to handle pain?

Question #6:

Queen suggests that success is “a direct reflection of who you surround yourself with.” Who do you surround yourself with? Do they reflect your success? How?

Question #7:

She adds, “Put your blinders on to those negative people and don’t allow them into your circle.” Do you have to use blinders? Why or why not?

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Lisa Leslie – WNBA All Star

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Lisa says, “I always wanted to represent my family, my mom and my sisters, and I didn’t want to do anything that would damage my family name.” How do you see yourself representing your family?

Question #2:

Everyone knew a girl that played on the basketball team and that impressed Lisa. Is there someone you admire?

Question #3:

In 9th grade Lisa set a goal to make the Olympic basketball team. What are your goals and how do you work toward them?

Question #4:

Focus helped Lisa prioritize grades and athletics. What are your priorities? How do you keep your focus on them?

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Jon Sundt – Natural High Founder

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Some suggested questions to ask after you watch the video:

Question #1:

Why did Jon start Natural High?

Question #2:

Jon says, “The high drugs give you is a rip-off. Older kids make it seem so cool and sometimes the media makes it seem so cool. But what I think is way cooler is a natural high.” Give some examples of the media making drugs and alcohol look cool. Do you think drugs and alcohol look cool?

Question #3:

How do Jon’s memories impact his decisions?

Question #4:

How do your memories impact your decisions? What is a specific example of a memory, something that happened in your life, that influences your actions now?

Question #5:

Steven’s daughter talks about her anger toward her father for using drugs. What are you angry about? How do you deal with it?

Question #6:

Why do you think Jon chose to use videos to help convey his message?

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