Thursday, July 02, 2015
Alexis Connolly Sings Preamble to US Constitution
When I was in 8th grade going into 9th, I was already a troublemaker. I spent my summer smoking cattails, trespassing at fancy yacht clubs, capsizing sailboats and getting into trouble with the beach cops just about every night at the Jersey shore. Alexis Connolly is on a much better path. An incoming freshman at Freedom High School, she spent her evening at Northampton County Council, singing the preamble to the United States Constitution. She was a big hit, too. Her proud father, Matt Connolly, shot the video you see here.
Another young man, 2015 Freedom High School graduate Walter Ogozaly, was commended by Council for his award-winning essay on patriotism, which was inspired by a visit to Independence hall."We are the strange ones," he observed, noting that "democracy without corruption is a reality for a lucky few, not a deserving many." He graduated in the top 5% of his class and is on his way to Tulane, noted Lamont McClure, who presented the proclamation on behalf of Council.
Established in 1859, there are actually two St. John's churches, located catacorner to each other, which confuses the hell out of everyone. Both churches also serve as polling places, with great bake sales.
Though this had little to do with county government, it had a lot to do with our independence.
President Peg Ferraro put together a nice little program for us all.