Kevin Carroll Inspires Upper School Students with “Red Rubber Ball” Presentation

Kevin Carroll is an amazing man…

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To outsiders, a red rubber ball may be just what it appears: a bouncy toy used by the young playground set. To Cannon’s Upper School students, it represents much more. This week, they were treated to a surprise visit by Kevin Carroll, author of their summer reading book, What’s Your Red Rubber Ball? Kevin spoke about finding his passion, which is represented by a red rubber ball.

The accomplished author and speaker’s visit was arranged by Upper School Dean and teacher Sue Ramsey, who was especially inspired by the book and suggested it be the Upper School summer read. She reached out to Kevin via e-mail earlier this fall, in hopes of possibly setting up a Skype time with students. To her surprise, Carroll offered to come to Cannon and speak—without his usual appearance charge.

The day started with a presentation in the Cannon Performing Arts Center, in which…

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