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Minds in Motion program a challenge for students
Litchfield.bz (04-09-18)


Kate Zullo of the Litchfield Historical Society led participants through a series of old-fashioned games during the Litchfield Education Foundation's "Minds in Motion" program at Litchfield High School on Saturday. BZ photos

Dozens of curious students from Litchfield and area towns participated in the Litchfield Education Foundation's second annual Minds in Motion program at Litchfield High School on Saturday.

The event, held by the LEF with help from the Connecticut Association for the Gifted, featured 24 presenters leading an assortment of programs designed to challenge the minds of elementary school students. Proceeds from the day will be used by LEF to provide enrichment programs in Litchfield's schools.

Representatives from the Litchfield Historical Society, the White Memorial Conservation Center and the Kids Play Children's Museum in Torrington were among the presenters. Some Litchfield teachers and high school students were involvesd as well.

Louis Tomaino of the Kids Play Children's Museum in Torrington works with Nicholas Patterson of Litchfield during the "Build an Animal Story" exercise.

Litchfield High teacher Jamie McDevitt conducted lessons in library media technology.

Chris Thompson, a golf instructor at Fairview Farms in Harwinton, led an indoor clinic.

Putting their minds to work in one of the classes are, from left, Elsa Gianfagna, Olivia Terzian, Zoe Leviness and Avery Foss, all of Litchfield.

 

Steve Saunders of Litchfield led a class in embryology.

John Ambrose of ABC Music School in Litchfield on the piano and brothers Luke, left, and Ben Vermilyea were presenters in the music room. Luke Vermilyea is a sophomore and Ben Vermilyea a senior at Litchfield High School.

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