Stronger Than Hate: Jayhawks Receive National and Local Recognition
Click the link here to see our class featured on Pittsburgh Channel 4 Action News Project CommUNITY:
We were also invited to the Westmoreland County Courthouse where we were presented with a proclamation on behalf of the county commissioners. What an honor!
Below are photos of us receiving recognition at the courthouse and photos of the official proclamation we received:
A a very motivated group of students from the 2018-2019 Honors English II course at Jeannette Senior High School received national recognition for their project in the Teaching with Testimony competition. This competition hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education asked students to review resources on the challenge website, and create a video submission where they consider what it means to be “Stronger Than Hate.” In the submission, students needed to demonstrate how they were promoting this concept in their community specifically.
Click the link here to see the USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education website to learn more about this challenge:
Their project was created in reaction to the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill. At the time of this shooting, our class was reading Elie Wiesel's Night in sophomore English class. We were shocked and saddened that this issue is still very present in our lives, many years after Elie's experience in the Holocaust had ended. The students in this class period decided they wanted to create projects to make a statement against hate.