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Author Visit Gives Students the Chance to be Heroes

Several years ago, children's author Rick Sowash visited the district elementary schools as the first visiting author to Mariemont City Schools. And in early January, he made his annual visit to Mariemont Elementary School for the "Ohio Heroes" assembly, where fourth grade students participated in a reenactment presentations while third grade students served as their audience.

"Mr. Sowash does a great job interacting with the students and making them truly commit to their characters," said Linda Lee, principal at Terrace Park Elementary. "He still entertains students with his ability to make curriculum come alive."

This presentation is based on Sowash's book, Heroes of Ohio, which tells the story of 23 Ohioans who changed the course of history. Through costumes, props, music, sound effects, pageantry, drama, humor and audience participation, the fourth grade students represented the true stories of the men and women who pioneered our past. 

Thank you to Rick Sowash for visiting and to the elementary school PTOs for making this visit possible. Click here for more information about Rick Sowash.