Hillcrest High School’s Fifth Annual Senior Retreat was a hit with a NFL legend, journalist and screenwriter, and a college president all in attendance.

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith discussed the consequences of decisions, dressing for the part, how to turn goals into reality and his life in the NFL as a part of the theme, “Keep the Connection,” Aug. 30.

Other speakers included Michael Sorrell, Paul Quinn College President, and nationally acclaimed writer Skip Hollandsworth. All the speakers were chosen due to their experience overcoming challenges to achieve success.

Below are some pictures the school shared.

Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell and senior Mais Al Kayali

Former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith and principal Ronald K. Jones

Former Dallas Cowboy Emmitt Smith and senior Jamekeiah Crabtree

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