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Newburgh Free Academy North Campus Hosted Annual Senior Talks
Newburgh Free Academy North Campus hosted their annual Senior Talk event at Mount Saint Mary College earlier this spring. A Night of Senior Talks features ten student speakers who were nominated by their peers to give their talks to a larger audience.
Senior Talks are a rite of passage for students who attend Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus. Each senior is required to prepare a talk that explains or teaches their peers about a topic of their choice. Senior English teacher, Ms. Ann Hovey coordinated the annual event and host talks in their classrooms that lead up to the culminating events.
Opening remarks and introductions were given from: Dr. David Gallagher, Associate Professor of Education, Mount Saint Mary College, Mr. Matteo Doddo, Co-Principal, Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus and teachers Ms. Ann Hovey, Ms. Gina Dellatte, and Ms. Jenna Park. There was a special video made by Mr. Matthew Freedman. Mr. Freedman is a past advisor for the Senior Talks series, but is currently in Finland as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant.
Senior speakers and the titles of their talks are listed below.
“The Plague of Youth”
“Is it Really That Easy?”
“Democracy is Dead”
“The Wage Gap”
“How to Prevent Police Brutality”
“Argue Away the Anger”
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (email@example.com).