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LearningRx Brain Training Company Announces Winners of President's Day Video Contest

02-18-2011 11:40 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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President’s Day Contest Inspires Impressive Videos
Winner’s mental feat symbolic of a better life

Colorado Springs, CO – A nationwide video contest launched by LearningRx has inspired a slew of impressive videos of kids reciting the presidents from memory while hitting baseballs, doing gymnastics, and ignoring obnoxious distractions. Winning videos from the President's Day video contest, conceptualized by the brain training company, are available at:

Eleven-year-old Travis Coron of Succasunna, NJ won an iPad in this year’s national President’s Day contest with a 31-second clip that demonstrates intense concentration, memory and multitasking skills. The 6th grader, who attended the Chester, New Jersey LearningRx brain training center, quickly recited all 44 U.S. presidents while performing a complicated cup-stacking pattern and blocking out major distractions. Travis's video can be viewed at:

“The video is great,” says LearningRx Vice President of Research and Development Tanya Mitchell. “It demonstrates the power of cognitive skills training and leaves people saying, ‘How does he do that?’”

The contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the improved memory and attention skills they were able to achieve because of LearningRx brain training. Memorizing the presidents is one of the first things students master.

"It quickly strengthens long-term memory, attention and other cognitive skills, and it also gives a big boost of self-confidence,” says Mitchell. “It's just one of the ways our brain training helps build smarter, faster and more efficient brains.”

Travis’s parents took him to LearningRx in Chester, NJ when school struggles increased and a child psychologist recommended medication. "This brain training has transformed him,” says Travis’s mother, Tammy Coron. “He’s doing so much better now, and not just academically. He has more confidence. His whole attitude is better. Before, we would spend three hours at the table bickering – trying to get him to do one math problem, and now he just does it on his own. Brain training is giving him the mental tools he needs to learn and succeed and have a better life. What a godsend.”

Check out Travis’s winning LearningRx President's Day video at Please feel free to link to this, or broadcast it, for an inspirational President’s Day story this February 21.
Contact Tanya Mitchell to schedule an interview or go to

About LearningRx
LearningRx brain training specializes in treating the cause – not the symptoms – of learning struggles. The programs’ game-like exercises and 1:1 trainer-to-student ratios provide guaranteed dramatic improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks. With more than 70 centers across the country, LearningRx brain training can help anyone – from 5 to 85 – increase the speed, power or function of their brain.

LearningRx brain training's nationwide President's Day Video Contest saw young kids display their multitasking abilities and improved memory skills. The results of the Contest are out and the winning videos can be viewed at:

Tanya Mitchell
Vice President of Research & Development
5085 List Drive, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 8091
(719) 264-8808

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