Students at McKinley-Brighton Elementary School are about to become published! Meredith Cantor-Feller, OCC’s Interim Dean of Visual, Performing & Applied Arts is leading the project with 5th graders there as part of an ongoing partnership aimed at helping students think about career opportunities and higher education.
The project began with students creating journals. They folded construction paper in half, drew artwork on the front and back cover and had the construction paper laminated. A small notebook was attached to the finished product. On the first page of the notebook students wrote their name, career goal and how they planned to achieve their goal. Cantor-Feller will photograph those pages and turn them into a book which will include the goals and dreams of each student in McKinley-Brighton’s three 5th grade classes. A slideshow of students working on the project can be seen at the bottom of this story.
This is the latest chapter in the partnership between OCC and McKinley-Brighton. Administrators have also worked with students on qualities which make outstanding leaders and creating superheroes which can be seen on campus in the renovated Coulter Library.