WILLSBORO Students, teachers, and other members of the community were both enlightened and entertained Oct. 9 as Willsboro Central School hosted two very accomplished local residents. Ralph Marcotte and Dr. H. Nicholas Muller served as keynote speakers at the first of a possible series of presentations called Sharing Wisdom. Each gave a 30-minute presentation on their thoughts and perspective regarding important aspects of life. Marcotte, a teacher, coach, and administrator at Willsboro Central School for 33 years, spoke about the four things that led to a successful career in education: Motivation, preparation, organization, and communication. A Willsboro native, Marcotte displayed humor and wit as he shared several anecdotes about his experiences. Its that humor, he said, that is often instrumental in creating the right environment in the classroom and on the field. Muller, who has served as a CEO, college professor and president, and director of the Wisconsin Historical Society, emphasized the importance of choosing a career thats enjoyable. You cant allow yourself to devote what you have to do something you dont like, said Muller. Broadwell said that the presentation was inspired by Randy Pausch, the Carnegie-Mellon professor whose last lecture came after learning of a terminal bout with cancer. Pauschs exuberant talk became a national phenomenon as his story was featured on television and he published a book elaborating on his message. It occurred to me that we had people in our community that have the wisdom to share with us, Broadwell said, noting that he hopes to put together similar events with other speakers in the future.