Baltimore Ravens kicker Bill Cundiff, possibly the 2010 team MVP, and running back Matt Lawrence came to Archbishop Borders School in Baltimore City with a message Nov. 29: value your education.
Cundiff said he lives by “three Fs” to succeed in the National Football League: family, friends and faith.
“You guys can go great places if you just pay attention to your teachers,” Cundiff said. “You can accomplish great things, but it starts with education.”
Archbishop Borders principal Cathy Marshall reminded her students that the football players “didn’t just wake up one day and they were on the Ravens team. It’s a long, hard process.”
After students told Lawrence that they wanted to be a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, a veterinarian and a comedian among other things. he said it all starts with a dream. He said concentrating on school and homework would get them to where they needed to be, even as a Power Ranger.
The appearance was made possible by the Church of the Holy Apostles of Gambrills, which has partnerships with Archbishop Borders School that often help with supplies, uniforms and other necessities. Archbishop Borders School became a dual language school this past fall. Church of the Holy Apostles parishioner Erika Robuck said it has been a rewarding experience to work with the city school school.
“It has been great for us and them,” she said.