Diversity club attends final event before field trip

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"We are not defined by the labels others give us".

On March 29, diversity club members attended Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School. This was their third session/field trip this school year.

“I learned how the Holocaust people were actually treated and what they had to go through,” Breanna Richers said.

At this session, they mainly discussed racism and the Holocaust. There were many speakers, including Quay Hanna who has spoken at AAJHS before. There were also a lot of student speakers who attended the school. The student speakers each did a report or a project on the Holocaust such as poems, songs and paintings.

“Quay was my favorite because he really inspired me to follow my dreams and pursue my talent,”  Aspin Gomes said

All the students had to create a poster with a slogan on it or something that had to do with diversity on it. Richers’s group created a poster that had an acrostic poem on it. Gomes’s group created a poster that had handprints on it, each describing people.

This is both Gomes and Richers first year in the club. Diversity club is for eighth and ninth grade only.

Their next and final field trip is to Washington D.C. where they will visit the Holocaust Museum. This trip is free except for dinner.
Eighth and seventh grade students will have the opportunity to join diversity club next year and attend future events.

 

"We are not defined by the labels other give you." Picture courtesy of Aislinn Pardellas.
“We are not defined by the labels other give you.” Picture courtesy of Aislinn Pardellas.