Ideas, old and new, connect in bright young minds. Students and teachers connect within nimble learning/teaching interactions. Personalities connect and lifelong friendships flourish. Students connect with their own strengths and challenges, and grow in character, intellect, and ability.
Sam Terry represented Keystone at the state finals of the Poetry Out Loud recitation competition in Austin, where he won. After performing Hopkins' "The Windhover" and Mueller's "Monet Refuses the Operation," Sam was asked to perform a third poem, Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning." All poems were recited from memory. Impressive in both content and performance, Sam's recitations showcased his outstanding comprehension and dramatic range. Sam will go on to represent Texas at the national finals in Washington, D.C. at the end of April.