I had the honor of addressing the graduating class of Phillipsburg (NJ) High School yesterday.  I’m even more flattered by the note written by the school’s principal.


June 13, 2012

I have been blessed to lead Phillipsburg High School, as the principal, for the past three years.  As the end of each school year
comes to a close, I have a desire to deliver a message to graduating seniors that they can take with them as they depart for college, the military or the workplace.

My athletic director, Tom Fisher, attended the New Jersey Athletic Director’s annual conference in Atlantic City in March, 2012.  He had the privilege of hearing Lee Rubin speak at the conference.  When Tom returned, he said, “If you can get Lee to PHS, do it.”

Knowing that I wanted to do something special for the graduating seniors, I contacted Lee and asked if he would come speak with them prior to graduation practice.  In addition, I purchased Lee’s book for each member of the class (400 students) as a gift.

Wow!  Lee spoke to the PHS Class of 2012 this morning and delivered a powerful message.  You could hear a pin drop in the  auditorium. Each student took in every word and heard a message that can change their life forever!  Each and every senior in high school should hear Lee’s words.  He has the power to influence in ways I have never seen.

Gregory A. Troxell, Principal
Phillipsburg High School