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High School Social Studies Teacher Brings History to Life as Abraham Lincoln
February 18, 2014
Mr. Ford as Honest Abe along with the W&J mascots.

High School teacher Mr. Gary Ford helped his Alma Mater, W&J College, commemorate Presidents Day on Feb. 17, at a celebration recognizing the talents of students throughout Washington County.  In addition to being a great social studies teacher, Mr. Ford is also an Abraham Lincoln impersonator. His talents were put to use Monday night as President Lincoln. He delivered the Gettysburg Address to invited guests at a dinner that preceded an awards ceremony for the student artists, orators and essayists who participated in a contest sponsored by the W&J Education Department.

Mr. Ford teaches civics, political science and AP Government. I started impersonating President Lincoln when I was doing my student teaching at Waynesburg High School when I was working towards my certification from W&J. Since then, I have done it at grade schools in Waynesburg, Washington and Mt. Lebanon, at churches and senior citizens centers in Waynesburg.  I have also worked with Civil War reenactment groups when they needed President Lincoln as part of their activities, Ford added.

Read more about it in the Washington Observer






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