Chester County Little Lincolns Fund

The purpose of this event is to encourage youth, their families, and friends to become more involved
in the community around them and more deeply appreciate local history and the key events that
have shaped our nation.

Gettysburg Address Contest

Sponsored by the Borough of West Chester Historical and Architectural Review Board, seven middle school students recited President Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. They recited the speech inside the historic Lincoln Biography Building due to the rain. Event founder and Master of Ceremonies, Bob Gross, commented
all of the students presented the speech so well, not one needed prompting for the next word.”
State Sen. Andrew Dinniman’s staff presented certificates to each participant.

Joe Martino, event organizer, noted “each student delivered the speech with little or no mistakes,
their costumes were top notch and 1st and 2nd place were decided by just one point.”

Winners included:
~ First Place: Louise Sims (Fugett Middle School)
~ Second Place:  Dharshini Saravana (Fugett Middle School)
~ Third Place: Liam Mullin (Saints Peter and Paul School)
~ Participation: Lila Rose Ramirez-Gabr (Saint Agnes School), Ava Felsenfeld (Fugett Middle School), Max Moak from (Pierce Middle School) and Ananya Mudigonda (Fugett Middle School)

~ Best Costume: Liam Mullin (Saints Peter and Paul School)

Dr. John Noakes, Associate Provost for faculty advancement and student learning at Arcadia University;
Kate Shaw, Executive Director of Research for Action and Ms. Kelley Meagher, Delphi Wealth Management Group

The Borough of West Chester
Historical and Architectural Review Board
Thanks our Top Hat Sponsor
: DNB First
and the rest of our sponsors: Delphi Wealth Management Group ~ Team Jean Gross Homes ~ In Memory of Stanley Zukin ~


Send a check made payable to:

Chester County Little Lincoln’s Fund c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382