On behalf of the entire seventh grade student body and staff of Medea Creek Middle School, I would like to thank you for your presentations of Anne Frank: Hiding and Writing on April 18. I am amazed that you were able to perform such dramatic material three times in a period of just a few hours; but above and beyond that, I must tell you that each presentation was perfectly beautiful.
Having 100 seventh graders sitting together waiting for – and even listening to – a speaker often results in a lot of chatter and disruption; however, the students were utterly mesmerized by you … we could have heard a pin drop! You introduced Anne, you shared her life in the Annex, and then you told the story of what happened – all in the words of Anne and others who were there. It was a remarkable 45 minutes, which I am sure our students and teachers will always remember. The resulting questions showed their immense interest in the tale you told; we were also grateful that you had the time to answer questions and interact with our students.
I hope to see you again sometime soon … perhaps at another of your upcoming performances.
With appreciation and admiration,
Lynn Paniz, Librarian