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WSHS senior hosts elementary literary night as part of IB project

WSHS senior hosts elementary literary night as part of IB project

As a child, Westerville South High School senior Kandace McConnell was drawn to writing and reading as a form of self-expression. As part of her Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) project for the International Baccalaureate diploma, she wants to share her love for the language arts with her younger peers.

McConnell is organizing a literary night for elementary students throughout the community 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the WSHS Commons. 

“The premise is to make education fun and give different ways to engage children with literacy they'll use all their life,” she said.

The event will feature stations detailing a type of figurative language or poetic device. Each student will receive a booklet to use throughout the stations and a stamp sheet that they can turn in after completing the stations for a prize. WSHS student volunteers will lead each station. 

“I was privileged enough to have so many opportunities to express this interest academically and recreationally,” McConnell said. “As I grow older, I realize many students may have those opportunities and this CAS project is my way of giving back to my community.”

  • Westerville City Schools
  • Westerville South High School

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