There is an upcoming reading at the Hoboken High School next week which is a collection of personal narratives written by high school students. The reading will Thursday, May 31st at 8:45 a.m. in the high school auditorium located between 8th and 9th and Clinton Street in Hoboken.
Hoboken High School Junior Class Publishes “Hoboken’s Hidden Heroes”
A Collection of Personal Narratives Written by Students
The Hoboken High School Class of 2013 is proud to announce the publication of Hoboken’s Hidden Heroes. The school will celebrate with a public reading on Thursday, May 31st at 8:45 a.m. in the high school auditorium.
Hoboken’s Hidden Heroes, published by Student Press Initiative at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, is a collection of short stories written by the junior students. The reader will hear authentic stories in the students’ own voices that illustrate the heroism that is often necessary to survive and thrive in the teenage years.
The courage to play in the big game, the diplomacy to stand up for someone who can’t, the wisdom to learn from one’s mistakes, the generosity to volunteer, and the loyalty to stand by someone when others would have run¾the stories in the collection encompass the qualities that mirror the students’ lives.
“Heroes permeate the halls of Hoboken High School, as you will garner from reading these memoirs,” says Mrs. Noreen Lazariuk, Principal of Hoboken High School. “In these acts you will find our hopes for the future. In every hero the hopes of our humanity are exemplified.”
The English department at HHS shares a common philosophy that recognizes writing helps students to make sense of the things they cannot quite understand. The process of selecting a topic, writing a story, and revising it to the point of publication, help each student discover a piece of him or herself that might have gone unnoticed.
This is the fourth publication Hoboken High School students have produced in the past four school years. Also published are Imprints: The Moments That Led Us Here, Chain of Memories, and My Square Mile Life.
About SPI: Founded in 2002, by Erick P. Gordon and Dr. Ruth Vinz, the Student Press Initiative at Teachers College, Columbia University is led by Director Jondou Chen. Teachers College is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. SPI’s work is made possible by grants, donations and contracts with the New York City Department of Education.