Midwest Story Lab brought their cameras to Sherman Middle School in Madison last week to capture some interviews with our community's newest muralists: Ms. Jorgensen's seventh grade social studies class. As a way of tackling world issues on a local level, each student was asked in class to select a global problem, research it, give a speech on the issue, and ultimately contribute symbols to a collaborative mural.
Students studied hunger, drought, human trafficking, gender equality, human longevity, and other huge issues that would seemingly be difficult for a young person to fully grasp. However, MSL was thoroughly impressed with the Sherman students who not only created an outstanding work of art, but spoke eloquently about the difficult subject matter they examined. Go Sherman Middle School! Go teaching muralist Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores! And go teacher Kate Jorgensen!