School students are absolutely spellbound, as President Lincoln is telling his life story.
Dennis Boggshas portrayed Abraham Lincoln for schools, colleges and universities, churches, civic groups, political events, conferences, television, on the stage of the world famous "Grand Ole Opry", and he has even had the honor and privilege of presenting President Lincoln at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. But in the last several years he has placed the greatest focus on presenting Mr. Lincoln's story to school groups of all ages. The look on their faces when he first walks into a room full of students is priceless. They are well engaged throughout the entire program.
Told in first person storytelling format, "Meet Mr. Lincoln" is an enlightening, informative and educational look at the life of the 16th President as it were being told by Abraham Lincoln himself. Mr. Boggs has diligently designed an inspiring and powerful presentation that is sure to be indelibly imprinted on the minds of listeners, both young and old. His presentation allows students to experience history first hand by literally transporting them back in time. His program expresses laughter, love, humor, forgiveness, character, principles, morals, determination, and above all, leadership and a sense of patriotism and pride!
The school's publication magazine captures President Lincoln's program.
Meet Mr. Lincoln for a Library Program
Mr. Boggs finds that the most rewarding part of his program is through his 'Question & Answer Session' which immediately follows his presentation. During this time, President Lincoln is able to address such issues as peer pressure, self-esteem, gun safety, addiction, and grief. Students are challenged to ask more, seek more, and read more. Mr. Boggssays that if he can influence one child to read a book, ask a question, or most of all, stay inschool, then it has definitely been worth all of the effort that he has put forth. "Meet Mr. Lincoln" is a program that can be customized for all grade levels from Pre-K to College and is appropriate anytime during the school year. Nothing better prepares today's students to face the future, than the study of the past.