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Students in the fifth and six grades at South Magoffin Elementary are reading the book Bounce, by Chad Varga.
In this celebrated book, Chad Varga takes you on a raw and unforgettable journey from a traumatic childhood ruled by poverty, abuse and an alcoholic, drug-addicted parent to a professional basketball career and beyond. The journey does not end with the story as Chad then leads you back through the specific traits that ultimately allowed him to rise above all the pain and adversity to achieve his dreams. 
Chad Varga is the top motivational speaker for youth today. Students at South Magoffin Elementary were privileged to see him last year at an assembly. His message of overcoming obstacles and believing in yourself to accomplish your dreams is the theme of his book we are utilizing to instill character education to our students.