Middle-schoolers commemorate loved ones

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Lewiston Middle School eighth-grader Jayden Roy works on his Day of the Dead shrine dedicated to his grandfather, Roger Rodrigue, who was in the U.S. Army, at the school Wednesday afternoon. The arts program was taking place in the Spanish language classes of teacher Jennifer Goodine. Joined by teaching artist Natasha Mayers, the students created “shrines” representing their personal experiences of loss. Using a wide range of materials, much of which Goodine collected from the dump, the students depicted their sense of loss visually and also in written form, preparing short essays describing whom or what they are commemorating. More than 150 students took part in the project, which is in its seventh year, and will be on display at Lewiston City Hall and L/A Arts on Lisbon Street on Friday, Oct. 27.

Lewiston Middle School eighth-grader Libby Forgues works on her Day of the Dead shrine, which she was dedicating to her great-grandfather, at the school Wednesday afternoon. The arts program was taking place in the Spanish language classes of teacher Jennifer Goodine. Joined by teaching artist Natasha Mayers, the students created “shrines” representing their personal experiences of loss. Using a wide range of materials, much of which Goodine collected from the dump, the students depicted their sense of loss visually and in written form, preparing short essays describing who or what they are commemorating. More than 150 students took part in the project, which is in its seventh year, and will be on display at Lewiston City Hall and L/A Arts on Lisbon Street on Friday, Oct. 27.

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