MMFS Students on Memorizing the Gettysburg Address
April 13, 2016
For the third year in a row MMFS sent two students to the National “Learn the Address” Competition at Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, MA. This annual contest challenges students with learning disabilities around the country to memorize the Gettysburg Address and recite it before a panel of judges. Eleven middle and upper school students took on the challenge in our in-house competition. The winner in each division then went on to compete in the national competition. We’re thrilled to announce that our MS competitor won the national contest in the middle school division! We couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishment.
Although only one of our students came in first, all of the students who competed are winners. The experience of memorizing the address and reciting it in front of others is an incredible confidence booster for our students. It challenges their minds, hones their language skills, and teaches them to be fearless and courageous.