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America’s Got Talent contestant Alex Boye entertains, educates junior high students

By TownLift // Michele Roepke,


PARK CITY, Utah — America’s Got Talent contestant Alex Boye of Salt Lake City by way of London and Nigeria gave a motivational speech of positive self image to Trasure Mountain Junior High students at a Friday assembly held at the Eccles Theater.

He explained that while he was proud to post on his own social media the video below of his crowd and judge pleasing television show audition, he didn’t post the next day’s audition in which it was thumbs down from the newly-critical panel. Thus illustrating to the students not to believe the snapshots of lives social media successes that actually don’t even exist.

His message was that the Park City students are a 10. He suggested they wake up, look in a mirror and every day give themselves a positive nickname not unlike their principal Mr. Fine, who is a graduate of Park City High School, class of 2004. Boye said, “Call yourself ‘Fine’, or something strong or maybe even silly like that.”

Boye utilized props like an African mask to push his point of students not hiding who they truly are to the world.

He played the above motivational music video of his which featured singing and dancing from similar aged students at other schools.

One of the props he used on stage was a trash can communicating that there were times in his life where he had to find food in dumpsters and that everyone’s life trajectory has ups and downs and that everything will turn out all right.

Another prop he used was a crown which got worn by a few students. He told them that even though they put it on and took it off within the confines of a moment in this assembly, that they were born with its equivalent and will die with it and that every moment in between, they are a winner, a leader, a special person and worthy of love and respect.

He stayed afterwards and spoke with every last student who wanted to meet him and tell him their similar story. Boye gave customized encouragement and advise then spontaneously gave a somewhat struggling student his personal copy of his book.

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