Durham Nockamixon Elementary School Celebrates America250PA

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Special guest readers joined our Durham Nockamixon team to celebrate Pennsylvania’s contributions to the founding of our nation!

On Thursday, February 1, Durham Nockamixon was recognized as part of the America250PA Keystone Classroom Initiative. The goal of this organization is to engage PA youth in learning more about our great state in front of the celebration of the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026. The goal of this initiative is to reach 50,000 students over the next two years and engage them in the role that Pennsylvania played in the making of our nation, as well as information about our state.

We welcomed guests from the PA State Police and legislators including former PA governor Mark Schweiker, PA Representatives Tim Brennan and Craig Staats, County Commissioner Robert Harvie, and staff from Senator Robert Casey’s office. In addition, two college mascots and a Ben Franklin reenactor were at Durham Nox to create some excitement about the Pennsylvania story. Our students in grades 3 and 4 participated in a special assembly and all grades enjoyed a story about PA read to them by one of our special visitors! Also, all students received a “swag bag” with a few PA related items (coloring book, crayons, a popcorn treat, etc.) to enjoy.

We are so excited to have participated in this opportunity and our students enjoyed learning more about Pennsylvania!