Podcast episode #66: D’Andre Vasquez turns tragedy into a commitment to service
My guest for this episode is a remarkable young man from Leavenworth who experienced a horrendous personal tragedy – a tragedy that fueled his desire to make a difference in this world.
D’Andre Vasquez lost both parents and his grandmother in a car accident four years ago and completed his education at Cascade High School as captain of the wrestling team and and as a leader in DECA, the high school leadership program.
He campaigned successfully to become international president of DECA and is traveling the country supporting its programs. D’Andre is what I would call an “us” rather than a “me” leader. He credits his success to the support of the community, his faith and his mentors. His philosophy of challenging himself to improve every day is something each one of us can emulate and benefit from.