“My performance was a song about the life of a solider in the camps during the winter at Valley Forge,” said UTVA 10th grader Jessica Greenwood. “It was based on the letters that George Washington wrote to Congress in 1777. I wanted my song to reflect the depression that moved throughout the camp during those six months at Valley Forge.”
On May 4th, UTVA students met at a local theater to watch their peers’ performances. The Hamilton cast also held a Q&A session with the students, before an exclusive show just for the EduHam program participants!
“The cast and crew did an incredible job spreading the message of ‘never give up, reach for the stars’ and all the inspiring messages that teachers could only have hoped they would share,” stated UTVA high school teacher Brittney Wanlass. “Our students were inspired!”
“My favorite part of the entire program, besides getting to see Hamilton, was writing my performance piece,” Jessica said. “I had so many ideas from so many different historical documents, it was very difficult to just pick one!”