Tom Hudson is the co-anchor of "Nightly Business Report" on
PBS, an accomplished business journalist with almost 20 years experience, and a
Davenport Central High School
"My hometown had a huge impact on what I've been able
to accomplish in my career, and hopefully what I'll still be able to accomplish
in my career," said Hudson.
His keynote speech at the Davenport Schools Foundation
resonated loudly with the audience of teachers, administrators, and board
"Oh, it was very positive," said Anthony Williams,
president of the Davenport Schools Foundation.
The gala was to celebrate the foundation's 25 years of
accomplishments, like the $50,000 they award in scholarships to graduating
seniors each year, and the "Great Minds" program, which supports field trips.
credited his own path of success to davenport schools.
"I cherish my Davenport
school education, it as curiosity, creativity, collaboration at a world class
level, and it's something that we need to continue, and ensure that we
continue, for the next generation to come."
dabbled into his field of expertise by talking about the national debt crisis,
which he used as a segway to encourage the audience to start on a smaller
scale, by focusing on students in davenport.
"Do what you can do to take this potential and turn it
into individual responsibility, and then we'll be able to address those bigger
challenges," said Hudson.
Even students found his speech to be inspiring.
"I thought it was really cool, and he had a lot of
interesting facts that I never even knew about or anything," said Brittany
Patterson, a student at Davenport
The president of the Davenport Schools Foundation told the
crowd that their keynote speaker had waived half his fee to go towards the
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