MyTarius Thomas Story

MyTarius Thomas, a 2011 graduate of Leesville High School in Leesville, Louisiana,
was asked to share his story at the 2013 Louisiana State Leadership Conference.
Unfortunately, he was scheduled to report to U.S. Army basic training  at Fort
Sill, Oklahoma on the day prior to the conference.  His JAG Specialist, Mrs. Alice
Guess, talked with his mother, Mrs. Lisa Thomas, and suggested that MyTarius
be interviewed and video his story.  The video was received the day before the
state conference with a message that hoped it could be used.  The state director,
Dianna Keller, was totally impressed with the production and contacted him just
prior to his boarding the plane and thanked him for the unique way he shared
his personal story.

His mom, Mrs. Thomas, shared that he finished the video at 4:00 am in the garage
where he had hung a black sheet behind where he video taped his story.  It was
obvious that he wanted to tell the story right because he wanted it to be right
for his mom and dad, his Specialist and for those that hear the story.  This is your
opportunity to hear an innovative and passionate story of a very talented young
man--MyTarius Thomas!


lisa.thomas wrote:

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:43

I was elated when I logged in and saw a fimiliar face (my son)  being a specilist myself I never thought that I would one day see my own child face on the screen, I  screamed in excitement  as I read the story.  My Students wanted to view the video, if possible can it be postd so that we too as specialist can share MyT arius' story.  I will be sending this cover page to him in Fort Sill Oklahoma.

With Regards,

Mrs. Lisa Thomas

JAG Specialist

Leesville Junior High School


john.nash wrote:

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:52

This young man is very talented and this video is very inspiring.  It is relevant and based around interests of high schoolers and middle schoolers alike.  Mytarius explains the challenges he faces well, and he intertwines his knowledge of music and video production to make a high quality, memorable experience which entertains.  

As far as I am concerned, this is a true JAG success story!

John Nash

JAG: AIM High Specialist

Leesville Junior High School

tarleshia.miles wrote:

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 08:59

Mr T it was a pleasure viewing your video and pleasure to have meet you personally.  You have a great support system, especially your specialist Mrs. Alice, your wonderful parents(Lisa that I have learned so much from both of them) keep God first in all that you do and you will be successful.  God Bless and love you!

johnson.dianna wrote:

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 10:31

Louisiana has set great GOALS for specialist and the participants!!!  

Congratulations Leesville HIgh School and the proud parent (Lisa Thomas) of MyTarius Thomas accomplishments.    MyTarius is proof that to keep moving after achieving a goal, we must set a new one. 

Keep charting your course to the top !!!

Dianna Freeman-Johnson, Evangeline Central