Traditionally, every February, Greenwood students take to the stage, one after the other, to recite the historic Gettysburg Address before an audience of faculty, family and judges from around the world. First, Second and Third place ribbons are awarded to winners for orating excellence. It’s an annual Greenwood tradition documented in Ken Burns' film "The Address." Once a student has fulfilled the requirement to memorize and recite The Gettysburg Address, he is welcome to memorize an alternative speech or poem in a subsequent school year.
In 2021, due to COVID-19 safety measures, the program will be virtual and livestreamed from the historic Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro on March 12.