The eighth grade class at Nashoba Brooks School of Concord, MA is hosting a speaker series, and invites the public to come hear Melissa Stockwell speak about “From the Streets of Baghdad to the Pools of Beijing and Beyond” on May 8th at 7:00 PM in Tucker Auditorium. After serving in the Army, Melissa was the first female soldier to lose a limb in active combat. For her service, Melissa was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. She soldiered on to become the first Iraq veteran to be selected for the 2008 Paralympic team in Beijing. After competing in three swimming events she was the proud flag bearer of the U.S. team at the closing ceremonies. As a testament to her fighting spirit, Melissa is now the reigning two-time Paratriathlon World Champion. Melissa will teach us that dreams really can come true and talk about overcoming obstacles, perseverance, and living life to its fullest. You will walk away with a greater appreciation of life and an ‘I can do anything’ attitude!
To learn more about Melissa, visit her website at: http://melissastockwell.com/Melissa_Stockwell/Home.html
About Nashoba Brooks School
Nashoba Brooks is a co-ed Preschool and Lower School and an all-girls Middle School located at 200 Strawberry Hill Road in Concord, MA. We foster community, develop character, and build student confidence around a core of personal excellence. Nashoba Brooks School educates children for a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world. The school nurtures students’ talents and character, while fostering the development of each child’s personal excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts.
To learn more about Nashoba Brooks School, please visit nashobabrooks.org or give them a call at (978) 369-4591.