Lanigan Students Learn About Good Choices


Good choices lead to good results.
That is a lesson Lanigan Elementary School students in third- through sixth-grade learned from former Chicago Bears football player Michael Cobb. During a recent school assembly, the Sports World Motivational Youth Speaker encouraged students to listen and respect each other.
Cobb said positive choices may be rewarded and that alone can keep youth motivated. When he asked students to raise their hands in response to a question and sit quietly, third-grader Ethan Bartlett didn’t go unnoticed for respecting Cobb’s request. The former pro athlete took out his wallet, handed Bartlett a $5 bill and told him he earned it for making the choice to listen.
Lanigan Elementary School Principal Jeff Hendrickson said Cobb’s messages perfectly aligned with the Fulton City School District’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports approach, which teaches students how to be problem solvers.
Hendrickson said Cobb also visited Fairgrieve Elementary School.

Former NFL player Michael Cobb speaks with Lanigan Elementary
students about making good choices.



Lanigan Elementary third-grader Ethan Bartlett awaits his $5 reward
from former Chicago Bears player Michael Cobb. Bartlett was rewarded
for listening during a recent assembly.