Piner Middle School students were treated to a performance and presentation by bass vocalist and motivational speaker Keron Jackson in Sherman Thursday.

Students and staff gathered in Kidd-Key Auditorium, where Jackson spoke with students about his journey from homelessness to performing in major venues, like the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City.

“You never know what someone else is going through,” Jackson said. “Your small act of kindness could mean a world of difference to that person who's struggling.”

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Jackson fielded questions, sang and stressed the importance of hard work, compassion and pursuing an education.

“No one else is going to show up and work for your dream,” Jackson said. “You have to show up every day and put in the work if you want to make it happen.”

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