Sunday, February 7, 2016

And After A Super Bowl, and After a 5K Run For Refugees, The Real Winners are the K-8 Writers, #Literacy4Life

Yesterday, winners of the Literacy4Life essay contest were recognized at Webster Arena for the youthful nominations of mentors who influence their success in and out of school. These writers named teachers, parents, grandparents, friends, and coaches who help them to achieve focus, self-esteem, self-awareness, responsibility and integrity in the classroom and outside of school.

Yesterday, during a Fairfield University Men's basketball game media time out (12-minute mark), the young writers were brought center court with their nominees and recognized for their achievements and success.

The nominees were very proud of their naming and they were impressed by the level of play of both the Men's and Women's team, but were more delighted that a young person named them as someone stupendous.

My 5K wasn't as good as last year, and the Super Bowl didn't achieve the height of excitement that I wanted it to (sans Beyonce, man o man o man...and Gaga's voice...but what about that hair?). It was the kids who soared to the top of yesterday's performance and I couldn't be prouder.

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