Ms. Rudoff invited young adult author Lance Conrad to speak to her and Ms. Caro's students on Monday, October 22, 2018. He spoke about being willing to risk and volunteer -- about being a hero in one's own life. He told the kids to try and make a difference: it's okay to fail, he said. He then described his fantasy series of stand alones tied together with a common narrator. Mr. Conrad read to the kids and then took questions. Lance Conrad was fantastic, and the kids loved him! Mr. Wood invited him last year and had similar results.