Essays from 18 SOMS students in Stephanie Rivera’s class
were selected to be published in the Huffington Post as a part of a series
titled, "Youth Voices in the New Year." Ms. Rivera’s 8th grade
students were given the opportunity to create their essay prompt as long as it
connected to our unit theme of "Uses and Abuses of Power." Students
let their passions and interests guide their essay prompts as they wrote about
topics such as: LGBTQ+ Presentation in the Media, Homelessness, Racism,
Feminism, Democratic Education, Exploitation of Workers, and so much more! The
name of the published students include: Daisy Andrejco, Nick Aaron, Sophia
Carter, Harley (Allie) Cenedella, Ray Feinleib, Alex Ferrandiz, Lily Forman,
Carrie Hill, Livvy (Olivia) Krakower, Sabrina McCrear, Maya Mitchell, Olivia
Morgan, Zoe Newman, Andrea Rebimbas, Sasha Sinkler, Kirah Tianga, Gracie
Umiker, and Jenna Weisbach. The links to the articles can be found here:
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