2017-2018 Guest Speakers

Jonathan LeSane

  • Pompano Beach High School, Class of 2005

  • Florida State University, Class of 2009

  • Film Producer

  • Writer

  • Photographer

  • CEO of LeSane Entertainment 

Entrepreneur

Leon White

  • Blanche Ely High School Class of 2003

  • Private Chef/Caterer

  • CEO, Powerhouse A1

Entrepreneur

Clint Jones

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2010

  • University of South Florida, Class of 2014 

  • CEO, Dinero Xchange Clothing Brand

Entrepreneur

Jeremie "Phenom" Thomas

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2007

  • Oklahoma State University, Class of 2011

  • Professional Wheelchair Basketball Player 

  • Music Producer 

  • Music Artist

  • CEO of Phenom Productions 

Entrepreneur

Franz St. Michael

  • Miramar High School, Class of 2007 

  • Florida State University, Class of 2011

  • Former Teacher, Orange County Public Schools

  • Commercial Pilot

Commercial Pilot

Septembra LeSane

  • Pompano Beach High School, Class of 2008

  • Florida A & M University, Class of 2013

  • Full Sail University, Class of 2015

  • Howard University School of Law, Class of 2019

  • Former Teacher, Broward County Public Schools 2014-2015

  • CEO, Alkebulan Apparel 

Entrepreneur/Student

Omar Hill

  • Blanche Ely High School , Class of 2004

  • Langston University, Class of 2008 

  • CEO, OSO Unlimitd Fitnes Training  

Entrepreneur

Derrika Hunt

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2005 (Miss Blanche Ely 2005)

  • Florida State University, Class of 2009 

  • Florida State University, Master's, Class of 2011 

  • University of California at Berkeley, PhD, Class of 2018 

  • Founder, Dreamers 4 Change Foundation

  • Professor, University of California at Berkeley

Student/Professor

Trevor Goodrum

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2015 (State Champion, Boys Basketball) 

  • Georgia Prep Sports Academy, 2015-2016

  • Alabama State University, Class of 2019 

  • College Athlete - Football  

Student-Athlete

Jhani Ballard

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2013

  • Music Engineer 

  • Music Producer 

  • CEO, SmashHitz Productions 

Entrepreneur

Joi Ballard

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2015

  • Alabama State University, Class of 2018 

  • College Athlete - Track & Field

Student-Athlete

A'Quada Rogers

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2012

  • Florida A & M University, 2014-2016

  • Broward College, 2016-2018

  • University of Central Florida, Nursing, Class of 2020

  • Founder, Project-Q 

Student

Chasity Martin

  • Monarch High School, Class of 2015

  • Professional Boxer, U.S. Olympic Team, 2015-2017

Professonial Boxer

Richard Morris Jr.

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2016 

  • Mount Union University, Class of 2020

  • College Athlete - Football  

Student-Athlete

James Butler

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2013

  • Bethune Cookman University, Class of 2017 (College Athlete - Football)

  • Track Coach, Blanche Ely High School 

Coach

Randy "Pompano Randy" Canion

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2015

  • Broward College, Class of 2020 

  • Comedian/Aspiring Actor 

Entrepreneur

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2018 - 2019 Guest Speakers

Reginald Noralus

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2007

  • Broward College

  • General Manager - World Famous House of Mac

Entrepreneur

Leslie Onley

  • Hair Stylist

  • Mentor

  • CEO - So Ladylike Beauty Emporium

Entrepreneur

Lakira Sylvain

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2017

  • Hairstylist 

  • Licensed Braider 

  • CEO - Embellished Beauty Bar

Entrepreneur

Jeremie "Phenom" Thomas

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2007

  • Oklahoma State University, Class of 2011

  • Professional Wheelchair Basketball Player 

  • Music Producer 

  • Music Artist

  • CEO of Phenom Productions 

Entrepreneur

Jessica Kilgore

  • Louisiana State University

  • Former Teacher, Broward County Public Schools

  • CEO - Iguana Solutions

Entrepreneur

Rena Booth

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2009

  • Traveling Nail Stylist

  • CEO - The Palace Beauty Co. 

Entrepreneur

Thomas Geddis

  • Blanche Ely High School , Class of 2015

  • University of Cincinnati, Class of 2020 

  • Student Athlete  - Football  

College Student

Cyrus Johnson

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2010

  • Western Kentucky University, Class of 2014 

  • Actor

  • Model

  • Writer

  • Track & Field Coach at Blanche Ely High School

Pilot

Mercedes Rivera

  • Mast Academy (Miami, Florida), Class of 2005

  • Florida State University, Class of 2009

  • Jewelry Designer

  • CEO - Heart Mercedes 

Entrepreneur

Destiny Frazier

  • Dillard High School, Class of 2017

  • Student Athlete - Basketball 

College Student

Walter Atkins Jr.

  • Deerfield Beach High School, Class of 2005

  • University of Ohio-Toledo, Class of 2009

  • College Athlete - Football 

  • CEO - Atkins Paving Co. 

Entrepreneur

Buruuj Tunsil

  • Boyd Anderson High School, Class of 2009

  • Howard University, Class of 2009

  • Teacher, Pompano Beach Elementary School

  • Author - Tip of the Iceberg

Teacher and Author

Dejuan "Bishop Beve" Brown

  • Blanche Ely High School, Class of 2007

  • Music Executive 

  • Artist Developer and Manager

Entrepreneur

Will Cyrus

  • Deerfield Beach High School, Class of 2009

  • University of South Florida, Class of 2013

  • Retirement Planner

  • Author - Project 2 Profit

Entrepreneur and Author

Kevin Warren

  • Florida A & M University

  • CEO - L.I.F.E. Group

  • Author - Finding L.I.F.E.

Empowerment Speaker and Author

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