LearningRx Presidents Day Contest 2019
The time has come to announce the winners of our annual Presidents Day Contest! Our winning videos all demonstrate divided, selected and sustained attention, and they are, of course, visually interesting – funny, silly, impressive, interesting, cute, and compelling.
“This is one of the first things we have students master in our brain training programs,” says LearningRx Chief Research and Recruitment Officer Tanya Mitchell. “It quickly strengthens long-term memory, attention and other cognitive skills, and it also gives a big boost of self-confidence. Many of these kids have struggled in school for years, so when they can quickly learn all the presidents they finally feel smart and confident, often for the first time ever.”
2019 Presidents Day Contest Winners Announced!
Before we announce this year’s winners, take a minute to watch all of our AMAZING students as they recite all 45 presidents while playing instruments, riding on hover boards, playing baseball, and more! LearningRx trainers are so proud of each of their students when they memorize the presidents during their brain training programs. Adding in these silly, fun distractions is just icing on the cake! We are so proud to present this year’s compilation video:
And without further ado….
This year’s third place entry comes from Jack in Atlanta-Buckhead. Jack recites the Presidents while playing Fur Elise on the piano. Great job, Jack! Check out his video here:
Second place goes to Christina from Atlanta-Buckhead, GA. Christina impressed the judges by reciting the presidents while completing some incredible flips and kicks on a trampoline! You can see Christina’s video here:
And finally, our first place winner for 2019 is Connor from Chattanooga, TN. Connor wowed the judges with his incredible sense of rhythm! Connor put the list of all 45 presidents to a steady rhythm on the drums – and he kept that beat with his recitation, as well! Great job, Connor! We are in awe of your skills. You can see Connor’s amazing video here:
Previous Presidents Day Contest Super Stars
As a reminder, here is the compliation video from 2017, showing all some of our amazing students and their attention and memory skills:
Last year’s third place entry comes from Parshan who attends LearningRx in McKinney, TX. Parshan recited all 45 presidents BACKWARDS while dribbling a basketball! Check out his video here:
Second place in 2017 went to Dylann from Sugar Land, TX. Dylann has mad handstand skills and shows them off while she recites all 45 US Presidents, without losing her balance! You can see Dylann’s video here:
And finally, our first place winner for 2018 was Ben from Chattanooga, TN. Ben impressed the judges with his presidential guitar solo! In under a minute, Ben put the list of all 45 presidents to a great piece of music – complete with an awesome guitar solo at the end. Great job, Ben! We are in awe of your greatness. You can see Ben’s shredding skills here:
The contest winner for 2017 was 10-year-old Sophie Wright from Chattanooga, TN! Sophie wowed the judges with her ability to recite the presidents backwards, forwards, forwards, and backwards again – all while SKIING DOWN A MOUNTAIN!! (We’d also like to give mad props to her dad for filming her without any collisions or catastrophes!) Great job, Sophie! Check out the video here:
In this video, we have 13-year-old Harleigh Strack from El Campo, TX reciting the presidents while shooting targets with her bow and arrow. She’s a crack shot! You can check out Harleigh’s video here:
Matthew McDaniel, age 15, from Atlanta, GA recites the presidents while solving a Rubiks Cube in the nick of time! Check out Matthew’s video here:
Check out this video of John Mark, reciting the presidents while jumping on a pogo stick and catching a football:
Here’s our contest winner from 2013, Tillie from Minnesota. Tillie recites the presidents while hoola hooping, making baskets, and catching return passes, all while Harlem Globetrotters theme music plays in the background:
And finally, here is Josiah who recites the presidents while hitting a baseball with incredible accuracy:
To enter the contest, upload your video to Facebook or YouTube (for YouTube videos, complete the entry form located at http://www.studentshoutouts.com/presidentsday-officialrules), and notify us. We can’t wait to see what this you come up with!