Middle schoolers to honor visionaries in diversity education on April 9

Friday, March 31, 2006

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Middle schoolers from different worlds have learned that ordinary people can indeed do extraordinary things.

Hundreds will gather in Norwood on Sunday, April 9, to welcome students of the Whitwell Middle School in Whitwell, Tennessee – where the highly-acclaimed ‘Paper Clips’ Project was born. Whitwell students and counterparts from the South Area Solomon Schechter Day School (SASSDS) of Stoughton will show what they’ve learned about the dangers of ignorance and intolerance.

The program, “Chaijinks 2006,” will include an award ceremony, exhibits, and tours of SASSDS’ recently purchased building along Route 1 near the Norwood / Sharon line.

The schools’ combined choirs, directed by Sandi Morgan, will sing in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. There will be displays from the ‘Paper Clips’ Holocaust Museum in Whitwell, and the L’Chaim Holocaust education project conceived by SASSDS Head Jane Taubenfeld Cohen.