WINCHENDON, MA: Today, The Winchendon School announced the start of the next speaker series beginning with talks by three inspiring individuals. Sam Drazin will kick off the series on September 17th as he discusses his experience living with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a rare congenital disorder resulting in both facial anomaly and hearing loss. This summer, students are reading Wonder, a story of a boy who endures the same disease as Sam Drazin. This talk will connect with the lessons in the book. Sam travels the country sharing his story and facilitating meaningful conversations about what it means to be different.
On September 28th, Kelsey Trainsh, who overcame a brain tumor at age five and a stroke at age 15, will share her powerful story of hope, diversity, inclusiveness, and inspiration with students.
From October 15th – 18th, Matt Vogel will return to campus to have an honest discussion with students surrounding important topics such as alcohol/drugs, communication, technology, sleep, stress and college life. Through these meaningful talks, The Winchendon School hopes to promote valuable and honest discussions with their students about real-world issues and struggles.