The fifth annual Kinship Project, an iconic 8th grade research and writing project, ends in an evening of sharing and story telling for the entire family. All students, parents, grandparents, and alumni are invited to get up and tell a three-minute story from their lives. The eighth graders have spent six weeks interviewing their parents and other relatives, gleaning details of family history and recording stories, and then producing a final paper that includes the interviews and a family album.
The stories shared at this annual event range emotionally from hilarious or anecdotal to tragic, and April 3 was no exception. Language arts teachers Jennifer Baumer and David Jefferies each shared a story of their own. Said Ms. Baumer, “Students apply all the skills they've learned through the years to their own narrative. This project is in many ways the culmination of the BHDS writing curriculum.”