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3rd Grade Challenge

Each year Mr. John Lynch, a retired teacher, challenges the students in Mrs. Payne’s classroom at Seneca Schools to learn one of his favorite poems, “The First Snowfall” by James Russell Lowell. The first to learn the poem were(left to right front) Aylah Baker, Hunter Hagensick, and Carson Sime. The other medal winners were,Karsyn Thoma, Conner Pfaff, Raya Wallin, Natalie Wright, Zoey Aspenson, Robert Hagensick, Camryn Lenzendorf, Nick Liedtke, John Lynch, Hayden Alvarado, Robbie Dowd, and Kaden Roberts. He awarded each child with a first place trophy or medal with the title of the poem on it, their name and the year that they learned it. The children are encouraged to recite the poem throughout their life on the first snowfall of every year. The class also was treated to a pizza party for everyone meeting the challenge of learning the poem.