Metea Valley students started off their year with a visit from a former Chicago Bull.
Eddy Curry recently stopped by the District 204 school to meet with some of their athletes. He shared stories of his favorite NBA memories and the bond between teammates, as well as some life lessons he’s learned along the way.
“I tell them they have to work extra hard, they have to pray every single day, I tell them it still may not happen,” said Curry. “Just in case it doesn’t happen be prepared to have something else to fall back on. Take school very serious. Treat school like your job and just respect everybody around you and everything will work out.”
His wife Patrice echoed his message to students about working through their struggles to create a positive outcome: words that hit home with many there.
“I learned that if I make sure to stick with education I know what I’m doing, and I use my knowledge when I grow up, that I can handle everything on my own with the help of my family as well, instead of putting myself in the hands of other people to ruin me and not help me progress,” said Metea Valley Junior Shooting Guard Jamairrah Woods
The visit was sponsored by the city of Aurora and Alderman Scheketa Hart-Burns.