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Students experience life of Big Top

Dublin Elementary School fifth-grader Mitchel Fackler spun plates like a pro Friday.

"The students were able to experience things they never thought possible and succeed," said Pam Shields, Dublin PTA member. "They went to the circus for a day and performed too."

Shields was talking about CirqueAmongus circus, a group that gives students an inside look at the circus, then teaches them how to become part of the show. By the end of the day, students like Mitchel are able to spin plates, juggle and walk the tight rope.

"It's a day some of them will keep in their hearts for a lifetime," said Shields. "A day that will help some of them overcome obstacles for the rest of their lives."

The school has 543 students and all who attended that day were in the circus.

Originally published May 25, 2006

PHOTOS BY LAWRENCE McKEE | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER


Dublin Elementary School fifth grader Mitchel Fackler impresses the crowd with his plate spinning ability during a student circus performance at the school last Friday.



Dangerous animals were unleashed at the Dublin Elementary School circus.



First grader Matthew Madison takes a sneak peek before entering the ring to perform magic at the school circus performance Friday.



The circus at Dublin Elementary School was lots of fun.