Local Student Wins LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest

13-Year-Old Boy Wows Judges With Guitar Skills And Singing

Friday, February 16, 2018

LearningRx, the world’s largest personal brain training company, has announced the winner of its 2018 National Presidents Day Contest. 

Ben Daugherty, a 13-year-old who is enrolled in a LearningRx one-on-one brain training program at the LearningRx Chattanooga center, impressed the judges by playing the electric guitar and singing all 45 presidents in order. Ben’s talent and creative recital of the presidents helped him surpass students’ entries from across the country. 

LearningRx’s annual Presidents Day Contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the memory and focus skills they improved with LearningRx brain training. 

“This is one of the first things we have students master in our personal brain training programs,” said LearningRx Chattanooga Director Michelle Hecker Davis. “It quickly strengthens long-term memory, attention and other cognitive skills, while significantly boosting the student’s confidence. We’re incredibly proud of Ben for winning our nationwide contest.” 

To watch Ben’s winning video and other submissions, visit http://studentshoutouts.com/presidents-day/ 


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