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PERSONAL HEROES

Winning idea by aaverre
PERSONAL HEROES

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http://arts.vansd.org/

How will you celebrate StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening in November?

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Many of us have someone who has made a significant difference in our lives, a personal hero. Each year our school chooses a common theme to unify our studies. This year it is StoryCorps. For us, Nov. 23 will begin an exciting community outreach project. Over the holiday, students and staff reconnect with extended family; in person, via email and phone - grandparents, siblings, and returning military. Family members are often revered for personal, cultural and emotional reasons, their stories resonating deeply. With this in mind, we will each talk with someone whom we consider a Personal Hero. If they are no longer living, we can speak with someone close enough to them to give a firsthand account. Once the stories are collected, inspiration will result in artistic expression (animation, dramatization, visual art, poetry, songs of tribute…) and presented publically (gallery exhibit, concert, film showing…) providing the greater community an opportunity to celebrate their legacy with us.

Who will you interview?

Our school is a grade 6 through 12 public arts magnet school, made up of 580 students and 40 staff, in a fairly small community in SW Washington State. Students and staff will choose their own personal hero to interview for this project.

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Im an 8th grader at VSAA and I think this is a pretty cool project to be doing. I will be interviewing my mother because she is my role model. She has wanted to give up on life so many times but she knows that we need her and I just wanna learn more about everything she does. Please vote for VSAA! (: xoxo

by bella1399
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Winning the StoryKit rental would be a great opportunity for our school (I'm a seventh grader). When we did our summer asignment, we were supposed to interview someone. But sharing stories is actually a really good bonding activity and a great thing to participate in. It didn't even feel like a project (At least for me.) Now I'm a fan of StoryCorps! Please vote for us!!

by kittentms
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I'm a sophomore at the Vanscouver School of Arts and Academics, and I think that this is a very cool idea. It's a great way for everyone to get connected and to learn more about each other. We are fairly divided at the school, despite all of our best efforts, and I think that it's a great way to make the gap a little smaller!

by kstar
almost 2 years ago | Reply

H! I'm a 6th grader at VSAA and think this project is pretty EPIC!!! I'm going to interveiw my cousin who also went to VSAA and hurt his back in a car accident. He is super cool and I will be seeing during thanksgiving (which is when I plan to interveiw him) So vote for VSAA!!!!!(as in right now)

by mable
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I am a sixth grader a vsaa and am loving this school. I am so greatful to be apart of this expereince. I will be interviewing my father because he is going bach to school at 38 to get a beter job to support are family. He is a great guy always nice to everyone he meets. Please vote to give are school the experenince of a life time. :)

by flareMG
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Hi! I am a seventh grader at VSAA, and I am really excited for this project! I am going to interview my brother who is twenty years old and who I have always looked up to my whole life. Right now he is in Ukraine and will be there for two years (only five months to go!) I am excited to hear him share some of the amazing things he has done in his time there!

by AubreyVSAA
almost 2 years ago | Reply

go vsaa!!!!!!!! this is my first year at vsaa and im proud to be apart of something so big. PPPPPPPLLLLLLlEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSEEEEEEEE vote vsaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by dodobirdp2
almost 2 years ago | Reply

go vsaa!!!!!!!! this is my first year at vsaa and im proud to be apart of something so big. PPPPPPPLLLLLLlEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSEEEEEEEE vote vsaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by dodobirdp2
almost 2 years ago | Reply

go vsaa!!!!!!!! this is my first year at vsaa and im proud to be apart of something so big. PPPPPPPLLLLLLlEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSEEEEEEEE vote vsaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by dodobirdp2
almost 2 years ago | Reply

go vsaa!!!!!!!! this is my first year at vsaa and im proud to be apart of something so big. PPPPPPPLLLLLLlEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSEEEEEEEE vote vsaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by dodobirdp2
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Vote for US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by z6p2
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I'm so excited to see if we win! I go to VSAA [vancover school of arts and academics]. And I am proud to be a part of it! Go VSAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by z6p2
almost 2 years ago | Reply

My Humanities class would greatly appreciate if you could vote for us. VSAA is an amazing fun school and has wonderful qualities to it. I am interviewing my mother who is from another country so I am very excited about what I am going to hear about her childhood. :)

by Fish Lover
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I'm a student at VSAA and am very excited for this oppritunity! It is a wonderful idea. I'm going to interveiw my Grandpa because I think he was in military service and he is a great man. He has taught me a lot and he deserves to be recodmised for the things he has done! Vote for Personal Hero's!

by SARVELAEMM2000
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I am also a student at VSAA, eighth grade, and I think this is a great idea. I'm going to interview my Great Uncle Rodger(62). I'm going to interview him because I think he made some good decisions in his life and has plenty to tell, a previous story he told me about was him in college and he bought and sold sports cars to pay throughout college and was arrested and released after the police found out they got the wrong guy. Plenty more stories, can't wait to ask!

by Jordon2017
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We are very excited for this opprotunity, to hear your thoughts about Personal Heroes and answer questions about our project:)

by aaverre
about 2 years ago | Reply

i am a currant student at vsaa and i know a great deal of people have a story to tell and this would be a great opprotunity for us to be heard. at vsaa we are like a family and to share things you care about with others is important to our community.go vsaa!

by edward j.
almost 2 years ago | Reply

also i am plannin to interveiw my mom, she is so strong and has taught me to carry on what is good. i really appretiate the inspiration story corps! let the storys be heard.

by edward j.
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Vote for personal Heroes it will help our school and your vote dose matter

by xldudester
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I'm a student and I can tell you that my whole humanities class is very excited for this project. My plan is to interview my great-grandmother who is 93 years old. She loves to tell stories of her husband who I never had the chance to meet. She traveled all over the country with him while he was in the military and has many stories. Really appreciate the votes from everyone. Go VSAA!

by TDawg24
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I love VSAA and this is one of my favorite themes so far. We all have stories to tell but in this busy world we don't share them often enough. We can learn so much from our family, friends and colleagues. We are excited about this opportunity to share stories and share art.

by tfball
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I am also a student at VSAA and I am excited to do this project! If we do, I will interview my grandmother, because she has taught me how to be strong, have good morals, and to never give up. (:

by whaleloverrr
almost 2 years ago | Reply

By the way we're doing a project to interview someone. I'm going interview my great grandmother.

by LittleGlitter
almost 2 years ago | Reply

I'm a student at VSAA, it's a great school and i hope you'll consider voting for us :).

by LittleGlitter
almost 2 years ago | Reply

VSAA is a great school and the students have worked very hard to be creative thinkers and doers. I can't wait to hear the people and stories that have shaped and inspired such amazing young people!

by Jellosays:
almost 2 years ago | Reply

hi, I'm an 8th grade student at VSAA. i really hope you all consider voting for us! For my project, I'm interviewing my grandmother, a patient and loving figure in my life.

by ravenheart13
almost 2 years ago | Reply

VSAA alumni we would love for you to join us! Just choose that unique person in your life you admire deeply, interview them over the holiday break, then come visit us or send us a transcript of the interview so we can archive it...(Sara, you might write a song in tribute to share their legacy:)

by aaverre
almost 2 years ago | Reply

Wow! Go VSAA! I can't wait to hear about these amazing projects!

by sara.morris.3367
almost 2 years ago | Reply

We are very excited for this opprotunity, to hear your thoughts about Personal Heroes and answer questions about our project:)

by aaverre
about 2 years ago | Reply

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1st and 2nd place will win a StoryKit rental
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Submission Began
Monday, October 01

Submission Ended
Monday, October 29
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Tuesday, October 30

Voting Ended
Tuesday, November 13
at 12:00 PM PST

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PERSONAL HEROES

Winner Announced
Wednesday, November 14

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