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BKW student speaks at Tulip Festival luncheon

Mollie Egan with the Tulip Court and Mrs. Tiffany

On May 11, BKW student Mollie Egan traveled to Albany to speak at the annual Tulip Festival Luncheon — a rare opportunity for someone only in second grade. Earlier this year, the 2011 Tulip Festival Queen, Karen Colehour, came to BKW with a member of her court, Katie Headd, as part of the Lights, Camera, Literacy program. You can read about their visit to Mrs. Tiffany's classroom here.

Mollie spoke to the members of the audience, which included Mayor Jerry Jennings, about Karen and Katie's visit to her class and what she and her classmates did during the Tulip Queen's visit. You can
read a transcript of Mollie's speech and watch a video of it below.

Great job, Mollie!

From left to right: Kelly Landers, Hannah Walker, Katie Headd, Marjorie Adriance (BKW Alumna), Karen Colehour and Molly Tiffany (BKW Second Grade Teacher) with BKW second grade student, Mollie Egan.





Transcript of Video

"My name is Mollie Egan and I am a second grader at Berne-Knox-Westerlo. On January 10th, "Lights, Camera, Literacy" came to Mrs.Tiffany's second grade. Karen, the Tulip Queen, and Katie, a member of the Court, read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst to our class. My favorite part in the book was when Alexander said he was going to move to Australia. He wanted to move to Australia because bad things kept happening to him. It was my favorite part because it was funny and it made me laugh.

After the story we all split into small groups. We all made up our version of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Everyone got to wear different costumes for the different characters. In my group another student was the mother. She told us to go to bed and we didn't want to go to bed.

Next, the different groups shared their terrible day. All the groups were spectacular. The funniest part was when one of my classmates wore a very funny wig. It made everyone giggle.

I really enjoyed having Katie and Karen visit my class."


Thank you to Mollie's dad who provided the video.