Flaco Guapo/ SAISD, PIO, Jack Wilcox, contributor
Photos courtesy of SAISD photograher, Wilcox
SAN ANGELO – At this year's 2018 annual San Angelo ISD back-to-school convocation, the keynote speaker was ABC News correspondent and tv host, John Quiñones .
As host and creator of What Would You Do?, the highly-rated, hidden camera ethical dilemma news magazine, Quiñones has become “the face of doing the right thing” to millions of fans.
Quiñones shared his story of how “never taking no for an answer” took him from migrant farm work and poverty to a career at ABC News and the anchor desk at 20/20 and Primetime. He talked about his odds-defying journey and the life-changing power of education, while providing thought-provoking insights into human nature and behavior.
Quiñones' powerful message of believing in one’s self, never giving up, and always doing the right thing left the audience uplifted and inspired.
The convocation, held August 15 at the Foster Communications Coliseum, welcomed all of the district's employees to the new school year and provided an atmosphere of celebration honoring each campus and department.
With a theme of "Here We Go Again", the audience was entertained by "Mamma Mia" inspired song and dance routines performed by SAISD staff and students.
Attendees were also treated to performances of patriotic music selections by combined high school bands, orchestras, mariachi, and choirs.
Other highlights of the morning included presentation of colors by combined Central High School and Lake View High School JROTC Color Guards, pledges of allegiance led by SAISD students, and recognition of military guests from Goodfellow Air Force base.