Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Students Work in the Summer

Some students at D.C. Everest spend their time collecting historical memories. Students are part of the Oral History Project which collects and publishes oral histories on a variety of topics. The student group has published twenty books since 1998 when they completed their first book on the Hmong migration for Wisconsin's Sesquicentennial. This summer students are working on a book about Wisconsin Women and Holocaust Survivors. Students do a variety of activites: collecting interviews, transcribing the interviews, editing the interviews, gathering photos from the interviewees, putting the interviews into a desktop publishing program called QuarkXpress, planning for receptions, marketing the books and keeping the website updated. Suzanne is one of the student editors. She stated, "I enjoy it. It's really interesting to hear peoples' stories and share them with other people." Ryan, another student editor stated, "We did 72 interviews this past school year, each about an average of ten pages - right now we're organizing them." In 2009 students won the prestigious Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

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