It was an emotional and memorable night for 8th graders at Clay County Middle School as they presented a project close to their hearts.
Each student sewed together a piece of a quilt that symbolized a person who has impacted their lives in a profound way.
“Whoever has impacted their life in the most profound way is who they wrote about. They all started writing songs and started bringing in clothing and memorabilia of the person they wrote the song about and then we started piecing it on the quilt and making a quilt,” said Danielle Asher, the school’s music teacher.
Students sewed everything from pictures to pieces of clothing on the quilts that symbolized the person who left a big imprint on their life.
Many students spoke about loved ones they have lost.
“There are students sitting in my room who have gone through things that are just unbelievable and insurmountable and I didn't know it until I did this project and now I have more compassion and understanding,” said Asher.
Although the project did not involve reading, writing or arithmetic-- students say they still learned a lot about one another.
Asher hopes the project was just as therapeutic for the students as it was for her.
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