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Larson, Geary Speeches Highlight an Emotional Convocation

An inspirational speech by district teacher of the year Eric Larson was among the highlights of convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Midway through his speech Larson saluted the school-based teachers of the year from around the district and showed a video that he made this summer -- in which teachers talked about their work and the notion of ‘inspiration.’ You can see the speech here.

Others highlights included Superintendent Matt Geary’s presentation about the importance of curiosity and compassion. He spoke about the difficulty he’s had dealing with the death of younger brother (and only sibling) Shawn earlier this year, and reminded staff we often don’t know what struggles our students are facing. The Manchester Journal Inquirer has a nice account of the day.

Another highlight: a rousing performance by the Illing Boys’ Choir, under the direction of Cheryl Hilton. Click here to view it.

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