(845) 563-3400     124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
 

80 Scholars See Hamilton on Broadway - Two Scholars Perform Prior to Show


In  2015,  Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Rockefeller Foundation,  and the Gilder Lehrman Institute announced an educational partnership to provide New York public school students with the opportunity to see Hamilton on Broadway and integrate the show into classroom studies.

In September of this year, NFA Main campus was informed that they had won a chance to participate in this grant. Over the past few months, 80 students have analyzed primary documents relating to the Revolutionary Period and Hamilton's life.  Students produced original works (poems, raps, skits and songs), which were presented in class. One of the student pieces was chosen to perform on the Richard Rogers stage as part of the student performances. Two juniors, Analiese Ringgenberg and Chelsea Pryce from Newburgh Free Academy’s Main Campus danced and sang a song based on Thomas Paine's pamphlet "Common Sense" to rousing applause.

After the performance, scholars were able to engage in a question and answer session with five performers from the show. The host also highlighted two alumni from Newburgh Free Academy. Lexi Lawson graduated from NFA in the early 2000s and recently ended her time as Eliza Hamilton. Shown in photos is Eric, a stage hand who also graduated from NFA.

After the performance, the group of scholars saw Hamilton on Broadway, which was a thrilling experience for all.

The grant and trip was coordinated by Mr. Timothy Underhill, history teacher at NFA Main and Ms. Amanda Greene, Director of Social Studies for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. Chaperones included history and dance teachers and the school principal.

 

Story provided by Mr. Underhill.

Photos provided by: The Hamilton Education Program Team

 


TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (amcdowell@necsd.net) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (csklarz@necsd.net).







Date: 2018-11-21 16:05:14





QUICK CONTACT

Main Switchboard
845.563.3400
Food Services
845.563.3424
Registration
845.563.5437
BOE Clerk
845.563.3503
Transportation
845.568.6833
Payroll
845.563.3440
Athletics
845.563.5419
Business/Fin.
845.563.3448
Human Resources
845.563.3460
Technology
845.568.6542
Tax Office
845.563.3490
Newburgh Free Library
845.563.3600

SCHOOLS

Balmville
845.563.8550
Fostertown
845.568.6425
Gardnertown
845.568.6400
GAMS Tech
845.563.8450
Horizons
845.563.3725
Meadow Hill
845.568.6600
New Windsor
845.563.3700
Temple Hill
845.568.6450
Vails Gate
845.563.7900
Heritage Middle
845.563.3750
South Middle
845.563.7000
NFA Main
845.563.5400
NFA North
845.563.8400
NFA West
845.568.6560