On March 7, Tim was asked to return to his alma mater, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, to speak at the 2013 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
As a former keynote speaker at the same event in 2012 and an active member of the VASJ Alumni, Tim takes advantage of every opportunity to go back to those hallways.
“Returning to the place where the Marianist brothers instilled in me a sense of purpose and taught me to care for the downtrodden and disadvantaged always leaves me inspired,” Tim says.
During the ceremony, 12 VASJ students took an oath to stand by the four pillars of the National Honor Society: scholarship, service, leadership and character.
This year’s keynote speaker, Clark Kellogg elaborated on the fourth pillar, character. He told the students, “Those things we think on tend to be what we act on, and what we act on, over time, becomes a habit in our lives.
What becomes a habit becomes part of us, good or bad.”
Following Clark’s inspirational speech, Tim recognized some of his personal heroes who were in attendance that afternoon, including Clark Kellogg himself. Tim went on to point out the importance of leadership and service, and most importantly, scholarship.
Tim asked the students and their parents, “Who wants $2,500 for school?” Hands, from the very first row to the last, shot up in excitement.
In conjunction with his reality show, “Misny Makes Them Pay,” Tim is offering four $2,500 scholarships to students who plan to pursue careers as advocates for the injured victim.
“Through this scholarship, I want to inspire students to fight the good fight,” Tim said, “and if those students who win could be Vikings, then that’s even better.”