The Great American Teach-In featured 35 presenters Thursday at Colson Elementary School in Seffner. The presenters's subjects ranged from health care and the military to martial arts and car stereos for the 700-student school. A 50,000-watt stereo was demonstrated by Tommy McKinnie of K.O.B. Kustoms for the school's hearing impaired class. Retired Navy Petty Officer Steven Michaeli was a return presenter. He retired after 26 years in the service, having served in the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines. "Every day I'm studying something," he told the kids of a soldier's life. When he first presented at a Teach-In, in 1991, he wore a dress uniform and talked in a classroom. He found the kids paid more attention when he dressed for the field, bringing survival gear outside the school and hauling the kids outside. "I love doing this," he said.
Colson Elementary students revel in Great American Teach-In
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