Stories tagged with: GOOD Program

September 5, 2012 - 11:09am
1 year 32 weeks ago

Fifth grade students in three different state become part of a project to keep them working hard even when it gets tough.

The "Going On or Defeated" program kicked off Wednesday for Zanesville City Schools. Former school teacher Ron Derry came up with "GOOD". Derry is blind and shares with students his experiences in order to encourage them not to give up, be good listeners, learners and leaders.

"I try to share those life lessons through blindness with...

November 2, 2011 - 10:58am
2 years 24 weeks ago

Going on when the going gets tough is the message sent to students in the Zanesville City School System.

Ron Derry leads the G.O.O.D. program for fifth graders. G.O.O.D. stands for going on or defeated. Derry is a former educator who went blind eighteen years ago. He's a living example of how to keep going.

"There's a lot of children out there that don't have hope that their future is bright and we want every child to believe that despite the problems they encompass in life...

November 15, 2010 - 12:28pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

A program taking place at Zanesville City Schools isn't recognizing the best athlete or even the best student. It seeks to honor those that continue to work hard even when the road isn't easy.

Ron Derry leads the program. He went blind in 1995 and dedicated his life to teaching children that even though life might be full of obstacles they can be overcome.

"This program teaches children with a positive attitude in life as we encounter problems with other people, difficult...

December 10, 2009 - 8:23pm
4 years 18 weeks ago


Fifth graders in Zanesville City Schools took a break from class Thursday morning to listen to a motivational speaker.

The G.O.O.D. program, which stands for Going On Or Defeated, is sponsored by the local Lion's Club.

"It is about students making some choices to overcome obstacles and everyone has a chance to be successful," says Flora Martin, the Director of Student Services and Special Ed.

The speaker, Ron Derry a former teacher who went blind...

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