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Grayslake Central students meet FDR

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  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt impressionist Ed O'Brien of Harvard performs his "New Deal" program Thursday for juniors in Adrijana Bisevac's AP U.S. history class at Grayslake Central High School.

       Franklin Delano Roosevelt impressionist Ed O'Brien of Harvard performs his "New Deal" program Thursday for juniors in Adrijana Bisevac's AP U.S. history class at Grayslake Central High School.
    photos by Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt impressionist Ed O'Brien of Harvard performs his "New Deal" program for juniors in Adrijana Bisevac's AP U.S. History class at Grayslake Central High School Thursday.

       Franklin Delano Roosevelt impressionist Ed O'Brien of Harvard performs his "New Deal" program for juniors in Adrijana Bisevac's AP U.S. History class at Grayslake Central High School Thursday.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 

Sitting in his wheelchair, Franklin Delano Roosevelt impressionist Ed O'Brien of Harvard performed his "New Deal" program for juniors in Adrijana Bisevac's AP U.S. history class at Grayslake Central High School Thursday.

O'Brien remained in character speaking in the first person and told the story of the polio stricken 32nd president of the United States.

"It's a great learning opportunity for our students," said organizer and U.S. history teacher Glen Roeck.

Juniors had just finished a section on the Great Depression and World War II.

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