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DR. MAE JEMISON

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Dr. Mae Jemison is enhancing life on Earth by working to accelerate knowledge, technology, design and thinking for human space travel beyond our solar system within the next 100 years. emison — the first woman of color in the world to go into space — served six years as a NASA astronaut.


JIMMY CASAS

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Leadership was never meant to be a committee of one. Jimmy Casas lives the principle that he teaches every day. His commitment to creating a culture of excellence earned his school the title as one of the Best High Schools in the nation by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report.


RACHEL GIANNINI

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Every moment is critical to helping kids develop healthy brains, says Rachel Giannini. She would know — her work as a preschool teacher earned her a prominent place in a documentary about the importance of early childhood education. And she can help your club serve kids in the community.


DAN FAILL

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Dan Faill helps people become brave enough to have the conversations that matter. During the Ready to Lead Launchpad on Thursday, June 9, Faill will use humor and stories from his life to teach Kiwanians the best way to mentor youth leaders and inspire them to accomplish their greatest dreams.


ROGER THUROW

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Roger Thurow traveled the world as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. His third book, “The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children — And the World,” is an inspiring and heartbreaking book reporting on the economic and social costs of childhood hunger and stunting.


DILLON KALKHURST

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Dillon Kalkhurst has a passion for helping individuals and organizations embrace the power of age diversity. Dillon is an intergenerational engagement maven and author of the book, “GENERATION EVERYONE! A Guide to Generational Harmony at Work, School and Home.”


DONEISHA POSEY

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Doneisha Posey spends her time ensuring that all students and families have access and opportunity to higher education. The civil rights attorney is regularly consulted on matters of diversity, equity and inclusion in leadership and community affairs.


MICHAEL CAVANAUGH

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Michael Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to portray the Piano Man and worked with the superstar musician to shape the Broadway musical that would be called "Movin’ Out." In the lead role, Cavanaugh received Tony and Grammy nominations.


THE DOWNTOWN BAND

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The Downtown Band plays the biggest hits from all eras and will bring its show-stopping energy and party vibe to the dance floor. The band has opened for Elton John, Sting, Enrique Iglesias, Seal, Tim McGraw and many more.


DIANA TRUJILLO

UNFORTUNATELY, DIANA TRUJILLO IS NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND THE 2022 KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION.

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