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The Jefferson School welcomes Story Pirates to Rehoboth Beach

Dec 11, 2013
Source: Submitted The Jefferson School hosted a family-friendly event Nov. 9 in Rehoboth Beach featuring stories written by local students that were acted out by the Story Pirates, a nationally recognized, nonprofit arts and literacy organization.

The Story Pirates acted out stories written by local students during a Nov. 9 family-friendly event hosted by The Jefferson School. The event was held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center with about 300 in attendance and featured fun stories acted out by the nationally recognized comedy and creative writing organization. The Story Pirates took stories written by local students and sang, danced, and improvised their way through never-before-seen adventures.

Sponsors of the event included i.g. Burton & Co. Inc.; A&A Service Company Inc.; Steven Alban, DDS, FAGD; Richard and Teresa Caruso, Lewes Auto Mall; Accurate Energy LLC; Bayhealth Medical Group; DecalGirl; The Jefferson School Third Grade Class; Donald and Elizabeth Anderson; Big Fish Restaurant Group; County Bank; Dynamic Physical Therapy & Aquatic Rehabilitation Centers; and First State Disposal Inc.

Volunteers and others who were instrumental in making sure the show was a success were Delmarva Broadcasting, Great Scott Broadcasting, The Hudson family, Seaside Endoscopy Pavilion, WBOC/DelmarvaLife, and The Jefferson School faculty, students, their families, and friends.

Story Pirates, which was originally founded in New York in 2003, is a nationally recognized, nonprofit arts and literacy organization working to engage students by showing them that their ideas, their words, and their stories are important. Dually based in New York and Los Angeles, Story Pirates has grown to reach hundreds of thousands of children in more than 200 schools across the country. Learn more at www.storypirates.org.

The Jefferson School, a nonsectarian, independent day school, is located on 43 wooded acres in Georgetown and strives to provide innovative academic programs that foster an enthusiasm for learning. To learn more, contact Connie Hendricks, head of school, at 302-856-3300 or go to www.jeffersonschool.com.

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