U.S. District Judge Visits Calvin Coolidge

U.S. District Judge Visits Calvin Coolidge

U.S. District Judge Hon. Joe Billy McDade visits Calvin Coolidge Middle School
PEORIA - A District 150 school received a visit from a very prestigious individual Thursday Morning.

Honorable Joe Billy McDade visited Calvin Coolidge Middle School.

The U.S. District Judge spoke with students about making positive decisions.

Judge McDade touched on topics like dealing with adversity, respect and responsibility.
He also talked with students about his life experiences and encourages them to set their own personal goals.

Judge McDade told WMBD 31, "I believe I come from circumstances similar to a lot of these kids.  And if they understand how I persisted against long odds, maybe that will encourage them to hang in there and to give it their best shot.  Because, this is the land of opportunity."

School staff members say they hope the students will be able to apply his message and grow as positive citizens.  
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