The 2014-15 school year will open with a special event for students and patrons of the Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayr- shire Community School Districts this week.
Noted author and speaker Will Bowen will appear in the GT High School gym at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.
Bowen, the international best-selling author of "A Complaint Free World and Complaint Free Relationships" will speak to area residents about decreasing stress, boosting a positive "can-do" culture and building relationships.
During his visit to the area, Bowen will spend the day with students and faculty members of the Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayrshire School Districts, and then speak primarily to parents, as well as business and community members during the evening event.
Will Bowen has been featured on such media as NBC's Today Show, the ABC Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning and Fox News, along with the Oprah! Show. Details of his Complaint Free Concepts have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People magazine and the Los Angeles Times, along with hundreds of other newspapers and magazines in the United States and abroad.
Bowen has delivered keynote addresses and breakout sessions for audiences as large as 4,500 from dozens of organizations, such as the Million Dollar Roundtable's "Top of the Table", Volvo Motor Corporation and Price-Waterhouse-Coopers.
"We want to invite all students, families and community members to join us in this kick-start for a positive and productive 2014-2015 school year," noted Graettinger-Terril High School Principal Teresa Alesch.