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Students learn challenges of ‘Gettysburg’

Boston resident wins speech’s recitation competition

“Four score and seven years ago. . . ”

Most Americans immediately recognize these lines as the famed opening of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago on Nov. 19. Reciting the rest, however, is a challenge better left to 15-year-old Jamaica Plain native Ethan Pond and his peers at the Greenwood School, who know Lincoln’s every syllable by heart.

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