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Grade 8 Student Monument Sculptures on display at the Concord Free Public Library

Under the direction of Nashoba Brooks School employees, Lisa Stanley, art teacher, and, Kendra
Aber-Ferri, library director and transliteracy integration specialist, Grade 8 students picked historic
events that occurred during their lifetime, researched the event, and presented the rationale behind why
the event needed to be memorialized

“This was an opportunity for our students to conduct research around real-world events, create a thesis,
and think a bit deeper about how art is both impacted by and impacts our world,” said Kendra
Aber-Ferri.

For this project, students had to think like architects and designers. The result: three dimensional
monuments that memorialize events of our time, especially ones that have closely resonated and
impacted students today—the Flint water crisis; natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Maria;
Newtown School shootings; and a monument honoring former President Barack Obama.
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Nashoba Brooks School is a coed Lower School from Preschool to Grade 3 and an all-girls Middle School from Grades 4 to 8 located in Concord, Massachussetts.