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Stoughton Students Present The Gettysburg Address [VIDEO]

As part of a special Stoughton Patch project, sixteen Stoughton students took turns reading one of the most famous speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address.

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)
Snyder's Stoughton February 20, 2012 at 09:39 PM
What a great idea. Loved it!
Michael Hardman February 21, 2012 at 04:52 PM
What a great way to celebrate Presidents Day. Great job readers and Jeff.
Stephen Mack February 23, 2012 at 12:22 PM
OUTSTANDING...... Thanks to the PATCH for supplying this video.... United States of America...with a host of Heroic Men and Women from it's small formation...none stand greater than President Lincoln.. He is a hero to me.... His committment to the ideals of this nation, his vision, his passion, his leadership is without equal....We are blessed as a people, as a nation to have had this man set for us an example of what a TRUE AMERICAN is.. this is AWESOME....please make this a regular feature...God Bless America..... Go USA!!!!!

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