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Great Oak Students Take On Presidents Day Challenge

Great Oak Elementary students were challenged to create a project of their choice about a U.S. President.

The challenge: to create a project of the student's choice, about one of the U.S. presidents.

Principal Matt Fusco said he wasn't sure how many students were going to participate in the non-mandatory project, but he was thrilled at the outpour of student participation.

"This was not for a grade," Fusco said. "If they completed the project they would get to have lunch with me. We were shocked when over 95 kids completed a project."

Among the projects, skits, interviews, posters, essays and reports were presented.

"We knew that we had to do something special for the kids who did this," Fusco said.

So, on Friday, Feb. 17, the students who participated in the Presidents Day Challenge were invited to a special luncheon, hosted by the at the Greak Oak cafeteria. The menu included kid favorites, mac and cheese, cheeseburger sliders, chicken fingers and hot dogs.

"The kids had a great time and we were so proud of them," Fusco said.

Alongside the students, first grader Nicco DiCicco's grandfather came to the school disguised as President Abraham Lincoln, and Fusco came as George Washington.

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