BMX Stunt Champion Chris Poulos visits the Stoklosa
Chris Poulos, who has competed in 413 bicycle stunt competitions and won 85 (including the 1991 Bicycle Stunt World Championship in Denmark), visited the Stoklosa Middle School Tuesday morning. In addition to showing off his rad stunt skills, Chris spoke to the students about several subjects that tie into the school's core values of Success, Tolerance, Ownership, and Kindness.
By using anecdotes from his own life and experiences, Chris emphasized the importance of treating people with kindness and respect, making and keeping friends, owning up and apologizing for your mistakes, working hard and practicing to become better at whatever you love to do, and being kind to others especially when they are having a hard time or need a little extra encouragement.
"What matters is how you interact with people," he said. "I make a lot of friends because I am nice to people and I am polite. Be someone nice who helps other people."