by George J Elbaum
Annie Wright Schools was founded in 1884 as Annie Wright Seminary for girls, and in the 134 years since then it has grown into 4 schools with enrollment of more than 500 boys and girls spanning grades from preschool through 12. In 2009 Annie Wright Schools became an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme. My presentation was to 6th, 7th and 8th graders of Annie Wright Middle School, and considering their young age I was very impressed with the maturity and thoughtfulness of their questions during the post-talk Q&A.
The event was organized by teacher Kyle Price, and it was attended by approximately 80 students, parents, grandparents and guests, and the school’s Director Bill Hulseman and teachers Sedia Bayard and Jessica Paco. Julia Thompson, Holocaust Center for Humanity’s Education Resource Coordinator, made the arrangements for me.