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Kendis inspires young students at Samuel Haynes Institute of Excellence

Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017. 11:15 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday, ABC Journalist and News Anchor Kendis Gibson arrived in Belize for the second time this year.

Gibson is a native Belizean and a two time emmy award winner.

This year, he won the Daytime Emmy Award with ABC news for his contribution to their morning news.

Gibson’s visit is courtesy of the United States Embassy so the embassy planned a fun-filled five day itinerary for him.

During his time in the country, he will be meeting with journalists, students and visiting ancient Maya sites.

Yesterday, Gibson visited the Samuel Haynes Institute of Excellence in Belize City where he connected with young people and motivate them to strive for their goals.

He encouraged students to always work hard.

In an interview with 7 News Belize, he said:

“I want to be able to speak with some kids and meet with some kids and try to inspire them and let them realize I was in the same position that they were wearing these uniforms and sitting in these chairs. A little while ago but I was in that position and they can achieve I won’t say greatness but different things with their lives.”

“You can figure out your own goal whether it is right here in Belize or elsewhere. In the TV broadcasting business or in the radio broadcasting business and get the same level comparatively of success, wherever that might be. I am at ABC and it is considered successful by many many people in the US and here but the level of happiness that you get with whatever you’re doing and having success in it can be right on par with what I have at ABC.”

Today, Gibson will be motivating students at University of Belize and Belmopan Comprehensive High School in Belmopan.

On Saturday, Gibson will be hosting a training session with Belizean journalists on Investigative Journalism and Ethical Reporting.

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