Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Parting Blog as ICON of the Year 2011-2012

This is my last day of icon of the year I'm really sad but i feel very blessed this year it was an amazing experience.

It’s unbelievable where the year went. The day that I became Icon of the Year was the most amazing day of my life. I’m so grateful and honored to be Icon of the Year.

When I became Icon of The Year, I decided to give back all the wonderful things that happened to me. That’s how I got my motto, “GET MOVIN”. The definition of ‘GET MOVIN” is to go out and help your neighborhood and do something good. I got movin by raising money for Monroe hurricane relief and for a five year old boy named Philip Okapa who recently passed away from brain cancer. My grandfather Luis Palacios ALSO died this year of cancer. He always believed in me and my dreams and is now always watching over me up in heaven… I LOVE YOU POPPY!

This year was truly amazing, from going on a national tour to being on national television on ABDC, I can’t believe all of these opportunities happened in one short year!

I want to thank the teachers for teaching us everything and for supporting us. I would also want to thank my mom and dad for always encouraging me and letting me chase my dreams, especially my little sister and friend Jade.

Thank you to all of the BOYZ for being my bros and for always supporting me. Thank you to the GIRLZ and DOLLZ and everyone at Icon… Thank you ALL so much for your love and support, I really appreciate it.

Thank you Karen, George, The Sottiles and everyone in the ICON Family!

I especially want to thank my mentors GEO and BETH, because not only are they amazing teachers, they are wonderful people who from DAY ONE, made me feel that anything is possible if you work hard, train and are a good person.  I truly love GEO and BETH. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the opportunities you gave me! THANK YOU for an AMAZING YEAR!

Remember to always follow your dreams and keep working hard and it will payoff!

GET MOVIN! The best is STILL to come!

Your buddy for life, Julian.