Oklahoma motivational speaker seeks to inspire at-risk students

Motivational speaker Corey D. Taylor of Tulsa hopes to inspire at-risk students by sharing his story and presenting Rising Star awards.

BY KEN RAYMOND Published: November 7, 2012
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Emmy-winning producer and motivational speaker Corey D. Taylor says kids who don’t make the honor roll deserve attention, too.

He should know. As a boy growing up in St. Louis, he struggled in school, plagued by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and moderate dyslexia. He eked out a diploma with a grade-point average of 1.6.

“I wasn’t the...

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