Saturday, February 8, 2014

Classroom Champions Update #2

Meryl Davis and Charlie White are two highly-accomplished American ice dancers who have their eyes on the prize as they compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics.  As part of the Classroom Champions Program, athlete-mentors "adopt" class 502!   Focusing on their own personal journey, athletes teach young students about the hard work of training, goal setting, competition and perseverance.  "For my students to get to the point where they are able to read and be confident within themselves to present, including a good number of my students with special needs", says Mr. Nycz, "it's a huge accomplishment".

Since the Winter Olympics began on February 6th, students in Mr. Nycz and Ms. McLeod's class have researched the steps the Olympians had to take to get to where they are today.   One particular student, Joel H., took it upon himself to write an essay about Meryl and Charlie!  He discussed the reasons why they will bring home the gold!  Click the video below to hear the essay and see how students cheer on their mentors!

Classroom Champions: Class 502, Celebrating the Games by Celebrating Meryl and Charlie's Achievements! by Brent Nycz on Vimeo.

For more information about the Classroom Champions Program, click here.  Click here for more information on the Sochi 2014 Olympic games.

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