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Story by “The Central Trend“–Forest Hills Central High School AP English Language teacher, Lisa Penninga believes everyone has a mountain they want to climb. Her students recently completed a social justice project where they could pick any topic of their choice as long as they were passionate about it and willing to fight for their cause, all centered around this idea. “Everyone should have something that they’re passionate about,” Penninga said. “Everyone should have that mountain that they’re going to climb. We can make a difference in our community and in society, and I just think this project was inspirational in the way it brought so many things to light.”
When students were picking what they were most passionate about, Penninga did not want them holding back. Many of the issues discussed were strong problems in society today, and even though people’s opinions may differ from topic to topic, the mutual respect for one another’s passions was a beautiful thing for her to see.
Students in Penninga’s AP English Language handled themselves with grace while listening to the other presentations, and, in doing so, they were able to have an open mind which is crucial when taking part in this learning experience. Penninga believes her students did a phenomenal job at respecting and admiring each other’s projects, even if they did not agree.
To read more about the social justice project at Forest Hills Central High School, click here for the complete story by FHC student, Allie Beaumont. “The Central Trend” is the student voice of Forest Hills Central High School