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Spanish concert comes with life lesson

| November 4, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Emir Sensini concert had the auditorium doors vibrating at Ridgewood High School and the crowd up on their feet cheering for more.

The concert, however, was about more than just giving students taking Spanish at Ridgewood and at several other area schools, a fun way to learn more about the language they are studying.

Sensini, a performer from Argentina, had an important lesson to share at his Nov. 4 concert.

He explained to the students that when he was in elementary school a music teacher told him he wasn’t cut out to sing. Sensini believed the teacher and never sang again at school. Instead he focused on soccer, which was another passion of his.

“In high school when we were choosing teams I was always picked last,” Sensini said. “I was a really bad soccer player. My friends always made me the referee.”

This time though he didn’t let what other people thought of him stand in the way of his dreams. Sensini worked hard at the sport and according to his bio, he ended up playing for the Rosario Central team and made it to the fourth division of the AFA (Argentine Football Association). As a teen he also had a teacher inspire him to pursue music again and helped him find the courage to enroll in a music school for boys.

“What comes out of our mouths is critical,” Sensini said. “It can give life or death to our dreams.”

Today he shares his life story and message of hope through concerts that he gives all over the world.

“There is a light in you,” Sensini said. “Don’t let people snuff it out. It’s time to shine and you will shine everywhere you go.”

Before singing more songs he had the students repeat the following quote in English and Spanish. “My life and my dreams will shine everywhere I go.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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