If you have never viewed a video I've posted, you will want to view this one. Parents, teachers, community members - you can be incredibly proud of our students. A diverse group of 28 students, grades 6 - 12, from each of our district schools came together to create a student leadership presentation at the district convocation. They presented to about 600 teachers and staff. The results were incredible.
This touching, powerful presentation had eyes stinging across the board. The presentation was based on three poems written by student Alex Haag. There were four standing ovations. There were many messages: everyone is included; everyone has a part to play - a role in making something better. We have the responsibility to take care of each other and our community. We are strongest together. We can't just hear, we need to listen; we can't just talk, we need to communicate.
And most clearly the students said: if you give us the tools we need, we've got this.
I will give you the link to the convocation video beginning at the student presentation, but feel free to watch the entire thing. https://youtu.be/yGcmvFbUfLY?t=1371
After the presentation, students led the adults in an activity and further showed their leadership skills. The students were:
Maple Run SpeakChorus
Lindsay Bernard Aidan Forbes Aiden Parah
Ben Birnbaum Maya Frost Emily Parent
Jakob Birnbaum Madi Gagner Lianna Roque
Isabella Bonasera Patience Getty Lyla Rouleau
Sophie Brown Alex Haag Ethan Shannon
Carly Charron Leeza Kusmit Ella Simmons
Jack Curry Genevieve LaClair Adsel Sparrow
Rebekah Dalmer Karen McDaniel Nicole Trahan
Pilot DesLauriers Rosie Newton Sydney Ward
Theatrical Direction - Susan Palmer
Musical Direction - Molly Hartman and Aram Barsumian
Production - Joan Cavallo