FRISCO (Feb. 10, 2015) — A Collin County student has been awarded first place in a national Presidents Day Contest for his impressive brain skills.

Eleven-year-old John Mark of Frisco took first place in LearningRx’s annual competition for reciting the presidents – in order – while jumping on a pogo stick and catching a “properly inflated football.”

John Mark completed his brain training program at LearningRx Frisco in September 2014. During his final celebration at the center, John Mark was read the following statement written by his mother, Becca:

“We’ve always known that you are an extra-special kid, and your completion of this program proves it even more. ... The skills you’ve learned in brain training are already being used in your great adventures in 6th grade. We can see huge improvements in your ability to focus and plan and in your motivation to succeed.”

When asked about his time at LearningRx John Mark said, “My experience was fun, exciting and challenging all at the same time!”

You can watch John Mark’s winning entry, along with the other entries, here:

According to Julie Chambers, Director at LearningRx Frisco, "The Presidents Procedure is one of the first things LearningRx students master in our brain training programs. It quickly strengthens long-term memory, attention and other cognitive skills, and it also gives a big boost of self-confidence. Many of these kids have struggled in school for years, so when they can quickly learn all the presidents they feel smart and confident, often for the first time ever."

The LearningRx National Presidents Day Contest is an annual competition in which students quickly recite from memory all 44 U.S. presidents in order, while performing other tasks and blocking out intense distractions. The contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the memory and focus skills they improved with LearningRx’s brain training program.


About LearningRx

LearningRx brain training specializes in treating the cause — not the symptoms — of learning struggles. The programs’ game-like exercises and one-to-one trainer-to-student ratios provide lasting and dramatic improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks. With 90 centers across the country, LearningRx brain training can help anyone — from 5 to 85 — enjoy the life changing benefits of better brain performance. For more information, visit