Stories tagged with: Ron Derry

September 4, 2014 - 4:19pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

Inspirational speaker Ron Derry visited the Zanesville City School District Thursday to speak with the entire fifth grade class.

It only takes one glance in his direction to know there is something different about Derry. He lost his eye sight in 1995, but instead of rolling over in defeat he created the GOOD program which stands for Going On Or Defeated. He believes in keeping a positive attitude in his life to help encourage kids to have a positive outlook on their own lives.


September 5, 2012 - 11:09am
3 years 50 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
4 years 42 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
5 years 40 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...

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