Published On: Fri, May 30th, 2014
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Dominique Wilkins visits Cherokee Central Schools

Former NBA star Dominique Wilkins spoke to students at Cherokee Central Schools on Friday, May 30.  (CCS photo)

Former NBA star Dominique Wilkins spoke to students at Cherokee Central Schools on Friday, May 30. (CCS photo)

Dominique Wilkins, known as the “Human Highlight Film”, spoke to the students at Cherokee Central Schools, on Friday, May 30.  He shared with the students his life story and the importance of never quitting.  Hard work and perseverance is what led him to be a nine-time NBA All-Star, All-NBA First Team, NBA scoring champion, and Atlanta Hawks all-time leading scorer to name a few.

Wilkins, who was diagnosed with diabetes at age 40, also shared with the students the importance of staying active and eating right.  “It is important for us to stay active”.

Even though Wilkins was working out regularly he was still diagnosed with diabetes.

Cherokee Central Schools officials related, “We would like to thank Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort for providing this wonderful opportunity to our students.”

– Cherokee Central Schools 

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