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US history comes to life at Sandy Ridge Elementary
The Musical Theater group and the third-grade students at Sandy Ridge Elementary presented, "An American Dream," Nov. 10, 2009, to a packed house of enthusiastic parents and members of the community.
Under the direction of Sandy Ridge music teacher Melissa LoPresto, this musical celebration, written by well-known composers Roger Emerson and John Jacobson, moved chapter by chapter through the history of the United States of America, beginning with the discovery of America.
â€œIt was a wonderful way to make history come alive,â€ LoPresto said.
The performance then progressed through the Revolutionary War, the Exploration of the West and the Civil War. Students portrayed important historical figures such as Christopher Columbus, Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea, Daniel Boone, the pilgrims, Puritans, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, Abe Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty and even Uncle Sam.
Written by: Melissa LoPresto, Sandy Ridge Elementary music teacher
Posted: Nov 25, 2009 by