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Students square up to do quilt

October 5, 2010

SQUARED ... Adams Central High School students created this large quilt, with squares that represent their family’s heritage. (Photo by Eric Mann)

    A quilt with 100 squares was created by 25 Adams Central High School sophomores in a global studies class in four weeks.
    The classmates made squares that represent their family’s heritage, then sewed the squares together by hand to make a colorful and informative quilt.
    Once the work was done, each student explained to the entire class the meanings of the squares they made.
    Research was done by the students in the genealogy section of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, a school representative said, and they also wrote immigrants’ tales from the perspective of an ancestor.
    The students also built the wooden rack on which the quilt was displayed.
    The global studies class is taught by Leanne Tijerina and Harry Anderson as part of the Jet Tech program, the name for Adams Central’s New Tech educational system.

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