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Jake Ducey Encourages Students to Follow Their Dreams

On Thursday, September 17th, students and faculty gathered in the Athletic Center to kick off another year of educational and inspirational Community Life presentations.
The year's first guest speaker was Jake Ducey, a 22-year-old motivational speaker and three-time author, who used his infectious energy and charismatic storytelling to encourage students to pave their own trail. At 19-years-old, the La Costa Canyon alumnus set off for a six-month solo backpacking trip around the world. His adventures and misadventures in Guatemala, Indonesia, Australia, and Thailand helped cement his purpose - encouraging others to follow their hearts - and inspired him to write his first book. Jake spoke of the many obstacles he faced on the path to success, and taught students how to handle rejection with optimism.