SaulPaul @ AHS 2024

Written by: Zach Duckert

After being postponed earlier this year, SaulPaul made his arrival to AHS this month! The GRAMMY nominated artist and producer came to spread his message, “Be The Change.” He travels nationwide to talk with students on how they can be the difference in their communities.

His music pulls from many genres, including hip-hop to folk and dance to storytelling. The message of his presentation is to encourage yourself and others to be the difference in the world. He conveys this message through his artistry in music, books, and motivational speeches.

Algona elementary, middle school, and high school students got to witness SaulPaul’s presentation. The artist was scheduled to visit on February 15th, but, due to circumstances, his presentation had been moved to April 18th. Students got the chance to participate in his presentation by helping the speaker with his freestyling skills.

SaulPaul’s new album, Okay to Be Different, further explains how peoples’ differences is what sets you apart from others. Regarding his new album, the artist said, “This album is all about the heart and mindset. My goal is to inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence…” 

SaulPaul continues to change the lives of students everyday, and his impact on the Algona Community School District was greatly appreciated.