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Published: Friday, 10/11/2013

Ambassador with stage fright

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Seventh-grade student Brandon Barkley is encouraged by school nurse Brenda Elliot before giving a short speech to recruit students to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program during an assembly October 10, 2013 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy in Toledo. "I've got stage fright," Barkley said. Brandon was selected as ambassador for the state by the program, and was "adopted" by the Cleveland Browns.

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