Sixth Graders Honor Their Heroes

By Saif Salim
 
Last night, sixth graders applied research and writing/editing skills to compose short biographies on their heroes for the annual sixth grade interdisciplinary project – Hall of Heroes. The final version of each student's composition was displayed alongside a portrait of his/her hero, drawn, sketched, or painted by the student. 
 
During the live Hall of Heroes event, students wore custom T-shirts, designed by the students then created in the School's Spark Lab, bearing selected quotes from or about their hero. The event also included a video, songs, and music featuring the students.
 
The event served as a great reminder that one person can truly make a difference. As Maya Angelou once said, " ... a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people." 
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