Intro Speech

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My name is Ike Egbuchulam. I was born in Livingston, NJ, then I moved to Boonton when I was 9. I am the second of four children. I have an older sister that’s 22 that recently graduated from Albright College. My two younger brothers, 15 and 17, are in their sophomore and senior years in high school. Originally when I came to Wilkes, I had been planning to go through the pre-dental program, but after some serious consideration, I switched over to business administration. Being Nigerian like I am, my parents naturally pushed me to be a doctor or a lawyer all my life, and I actually believed that I wanted to do that. To tell you a little more about myself, I was what one would typically think about a high school jock. I played lacrosse and football at a high level. To this day, I remain very passionate about football. I was co-captain of the team my senior year. It broke my heart when I lost the only game of my varsity career in the group 1 state championship (34-1 with 2 previous group championships). Lacrosse was the major sport in the area of NJ that I lived in, and my team played at a high level against very good competition, although we never came close to a championship. Being so integral to my football team (pregame and halftime speeches), I don’t think I have a problem with public speaking. In 5 years, I plan to be working for an NFL team as a junior administrative assistant. This would be the first step in working up in the front office ladder.
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