The event began when America SCORES CEO, Norma Barquet rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange. A reception on the trading floor that celebrated the program’s accomplishments from around the country followed.
After the reception, the attendees and young poet-athletes transitioned to a dining room where the elementary age students presented their poetry. Eddie and Milla both performed their individual poems and rhymed parts of a group poem featuring all 30 of young poets from across the country.
These 30 students were picked from 4,500 nationwide SCORES participants.
Eddie also received a big surprise when his parents attended the SCORES soccer and lunch in
Here's a link to Milla on the balcony while the closing bell rang. (She's on the viewer's left.)