Graham Academy Hosts Talent Show

Posted on Jul 24, 2015

Kingston- Graham Academy students showcased their talents this past Friday in front of friends, family, and staff. The Graham Academy, a K-12 special education school for students living with autism and students living with emotional challenges, holds the annual show to promote the talents of each student and build their confidence by showcasing their performances.

The Graham Academy Talent Show, open to families and friends, is a fun opportunity for students to display how hard they work on a regular basis during the school year. Acts included singing, dancing, comedy, and special talents. The students are provided time in between educational instruction throughout the week to practice their acts. Those who choose not to have an act are encouraged to join stage crew, working with setup or sound. The Graham Academy views it as a larger opportunity to develop students’ personal growth. Many students are nervous when they step onto the stage; however as their act ends, and the audience cheers, there is a growing sense of pride and confidence as they walk off the stage. Community events such as the Talent Show gives the Graham Academy it’s uniqueness. In addition to individualized education, the Graham Academy provides positive enrichment opportunities. The Talent Show is one of many experiential learning activities at the Graham Academy.

Established in 2008, The Graham Academy is a special education school in Kingston that serves students living with autism or emotional challenges. Students are enrolled in grades K – 12 from multiple school districts in Luzerne, Lackawanna, Carbon, and Schuylkill counties. For more information about The Graham Academy, please contact Nick Ouellette at 570-283-0641 or nouellette@thegrahamacademy.com. You can also visit thegrahamacademy.com.

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Caption: Jake Williams presents his stand-up comedy routine during the Graham Academy’s recent Annual Student Talent Show.