November 23, 2016
Hilton students contribute work to illustrate peaceful
solutions for diverse environments
Hilton reading teacher Melanie Krebs and retired reading
specialist Margie Emler presented the work of Hilton High
School and Quest Elementary School students at the Nov. 2
meeting of the Alpha Alpha sorority, a chapter of Delta
Kappa Gamma, which is an international society promoting
excellence in education, arts, music and world fellowship.
The students provided work focused on the theme “Peaceful
Solutions for a More Diverse Environment:
Understanding Our Many Similarities as Opposed to Our
Krebs’ students wrote Japanese Senryu poems, which consist
of three unrhymed lines of five, seven and five syllables.
Similar to haiku, Senryus are written on the topic of
the human condition and emotions.
Quest students from Brenda Carpenter’s class worked with
Stephanie Harney, library media specialist, to research
countries based on the book
Where We Sleep by
James Mollison. Later they read biographies of the children
featured in the book and compared them with their own lives.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Muditha Halliyadde, an adjunct
faculty member at The College at Brockport, spoke about
fostering diversity and respect in classrooms.
Dr. Muditha Halliyadde (left) and Melanie Krebs.