As a special Presidents’ Day project, Stoughton Patch had 16 students from across the Stoughton Public Schools read what is one of, if not the most famous speeches delivered by an American President—The Gettysburg Address.
President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 at a Civil War cemetery dedication in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
While short in length, the speech is deep in meaning.
Students ranging in age from first grade to 12th grade, and representing each of Stoughton’s five elementary schools, middle school and high school, took turns reading the address.
Stoughton High Social Studies Director John Gallivan provided analysis.
Student readers (in order of appearance) include:
- Morgan Mooney, Dawe (2nd grade)
- Andrew Chiang, South (5th)
- Haley Dufresne, West (1st)
- Jovonny Desroches, Hansen (5th)
- Chanel Leyindula, Gibbons (5th)
- Ted Lucas, West (4th)
- Nneka Oyigbo, OMS (8th)
- Hannah Mace, Hansen (5th)
- Dan Block, SHS (11th)
- J.P. Olson, Gibbons (5th)
- Heather Baeta, SHS (12th)
- Charlie Morgan, Dawe (4th)
- Julia Quattrucci, SHS (12th)
- Olivia O'Neil, South (5th)
- Darya Musatova, OMS (8th)
- Michaella Henry, OMS (8th)