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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Jets player visits Davison Avenue school
Photos courtesy Malverne schools/Syntax
A Malverne middle school students asks the football player a question.

Students at Davison Avenue Intermediate School in the Malverne Union Free School District received a special visit from New York Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson. The athlete spent more than an hour with students, reading his new book “Brick’s Way” and sharing his experiences in school.

“You never know what type of impact your teachers will have on you,” he said. “It can last a lifetime. Your goal in life is to give back, because you have been given so much.”

Ferguson discussed with students the importance of setting goals and having dreams, and what to do if they ever feel as if they are not reaching their goals. “You keep fighting until you reach that goal!” he enthused.

The visit culminated the school year’s “creating dreams” theme and served as a real-life reinforcement for what can happen when one dreams big.

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