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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: One of Understanding Our Many Similarities as Opposed to Our Differences.”

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.