Photos: Martha Hutzell
Words: Giana Han
On October 20, Centennial students pulled into the parking lot to see writing filled parking spots that celebrated National Writing Day. Mr. O’Brien’s Advanced Composition class arranged the event, and they were at each lunch running different writing activities. During lunch, the Advanced Composition students had games, posters, and contests that the other students could participate in. They asked students why they write, and the students were able to put their response on a huge poster.
Words: Jonah Drenning
In Mr. Eisenstein’s physics class, students pushed Eisenstein’s car across the small road leading to the teacher parking lot in order to apply concepts taught in the classroom to a real world setting. Students recorded measurements in order to calculate push forces exerted by the students and the friction coefficient inside of the car.
Photos: Anna Mitchell and Corey Grable
Words: Miranda Mason
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, Advanced Composition students at Centennial led the celebration of National Writing Day during all four lunch shifts.
National Writing Day is a day dedicated to writing and to answering the question of “why write?” During each lunch shift, the Advanced Composition students went around the cafeteria and provided each table with a writing-related activity, such as directions to write a six-word story or to take part in “Exquisite Corpse,” a writing game in which you must write one sentence based on the last line of the previous sentence.
Students were also able to write their answer to the “why write?” question on a poster, and the Advanced Composition students wore National Writing Day shirts with their answers to the question written on the back.
“It encourages kids to write,” said senior, and Advanced Composition student, Dana Yablon when asked why National Writing Day is important. “We think of writing essays, but we’re showing it’s much more than that.”
Junior Meghan Kelley, who participated in some of the writing activities during her lunch shift, agrees that today is beneficial to celebrate. “Ideas get to mix together,” said Kelly.
Students and Staff alike were greeted by index cards on their windshield after school on October 18, 2012. These index cards were created by the Advanced Composition Class to showcase quotes and support National Writing Day on October 20.
Photo Credit: Paul Didwall
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