Benjamin Franklin visits Grafton third-graders

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Kyle Blanchette as Benjamin Franklin speaks to the students. (Photo/submitted)
Kyle Blanchette as Benjamin Franklin speaks to the students. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – On the morning of Feb. 29, the Millbury Street Elementary School third-graders took a step back into early American history with a visit from Benjamin Franklin, portrayed by Kyle Blanchette of Young Audiences of Massachusetts. “Ben” took the students through his entire life from his curious childhood, to publishing his own newspaper, his many inventions and his political work for America’s fight for independence. He even shared a few static electricity experiments with the eager audience, which was a huge hit. The students really enjoyed their time with Mr. Franklin and had some fantastic questions. The event was sponsored by the South Grafton Parent-Teacher Organization.