Motivational speaker and author Jeremy Anderson at Pathways Learning Center.

Motivational speaker and author Jeremy Anderson visited Beaumont ISD to help students and teachers become the best version of themselves. He spoke to the student body at Ozen High School on Jan. 24 and Pathways Learning Center on Jan. 25.

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