Buckley's Class of 2019 didn't just read "The Outsiders" in English class with Ms. Appel—they brought it to life!
On Tuesday, special guest Ralph Macchio—who played Johnny Cade in the film—was treated to performances by Buckley seventh graders depicting what "The Outsiders" meant to them. Students created films, recited poems and monologues, sang songs, performed dance, and explained to Mr. Macchio what a day-in-the-life of English class looked like. Mr. Macchio also fielded extremely well-thought-out questions from many of the seventh graders.
"I am overwhelmed with emotion about how much work you guys put into all of this," Mr. Macchio said. "This is the best part of my day, my week, really my month. I'm very moved by everything that you've done. It's a privilege for me to be here."
At the beginning of the event, students presented Mr. Macchio with a t-shirt that they had specially designed for his visit.