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Olympian Hollis Conway delivers motivational speech at SLU

Olympian Hollis Conway delivers motivational speech at SLU
Posted: Mar 9, 2016
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HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will present Olympian Hollis Conway on Tuesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. The two-time Olympic medalist will give a presentation titled “Overcoming Obstacles: Reaching Your Maximum Potential.”
     Sponsored by the Department of Kenisology, the presentation is free and open to the public, however attendees are asked to bring canned food or other items to donate to the Southeastern Food Pantry.
     Conway was one of the world’s most dominating athletes. A two-time Olympic medalist in the high jump, his 1991 jump of 7 feet 10.5 inches still stands as the American indoor record 25 years later.
     Born in Chicago, Hollis was the last of seven children of parents who separated often and moved frequently, eventually to Detroit and then to Shreveport. With instability at home, Hollis sought success in the athletic arena. After trying basketball and football, he found track and field and the high jump.
     Conway grew from a skinny junior varsity kid to a college athlete at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, to the best high jumper in US history. Today Hollis is an in-demand public speaker, as well as an author, husband and father.

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OLYMPIAN TO SPEAK AT SOUTHEASTERN - Southeastern Louisiana University will present Olympian Hollis Conway on Tuesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre. The two-time Olympic medalist will give a presentation titled “Overcoming Obstacles: Reaching Your Maximum Potential.” 
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