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Former Buckeye gives uplifting message at Indian Lake

Indian Lake High School's SADD Chapter (Students Against Destructive Decisions) hosted Joel Penton and Ryan Holliday Wednesday.

(Pictured left to right: Indian Lake senior Mason Evilsizor and speaker Joel Penton.)

SADD received a grant from the Drug Free Youth Coalition to sponsor the event.

Penton shared his life story and encouraged students to stand their ground not only in their personal beliefs but in their commitments as well.

High school and middle school students heard Joel's message.

Ryan Holliday performed a couple of songs for the students during the school day.

During the evening, Joel and Ryan also held a community concert that was well attended. 

Penton is a Van Wert native and former defensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes. He has authored two books Stand Your Ground and Seven Lies Almost Every Teen Believes.

Holliday recently released the CD Blinded.

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