Night of student creativity, #1: Denny book ‘Through Our Eyes’

(WSB photos by Ellen Cedergreen)
Thursday night, we covered three events showcasing student creativity – and here’s the first report. Above, that’s Denny International Middle School student Jasmin Fredriksson proudly displaying “Through Our Eyes,” a first-of-its-kind compilation of Denny students’ personal narratives. She wrote “Bow to the 8th Grade,” about a bullying incident. Jasmin told WSB she’d love a career as a writer. We met Jasmin and other young writers during an event at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor) celebrating the debut of “Through Our Eyes”:

Language Arts teacher Nehaya Dashti happily reported that it was the first time she could recall students outnumbering parents in the crowd at an event like this.

You can buy a copy of “Through Our Eyes” ($30) by contacting the teacher at 817-602-9378 or nadashti@seattleschools.org.

4 Replies to "Night of student creativity, #1: Denny book 'Through Our Eyes'"

  • RG December 3, 2010 (5:48 am)

    Congratulations DIMS writers! I bet that your personal narratives are amazing.

  • P.Rangel December 4, 2010 (1:37 pm)

    The DIMS students did an amazing job. Their courage to read in public and the content of their pieces was moving and inspiring.

  • N. Dashti December 5, 2010 (7:14 pm)

    Denny Students, you are the most gifted writers I have ever met in my entire teaching career!! I am so proud of you. Keep writing.

  • W. King December 6, 2010 (10:53 am)

    Courageous and passionate are the words i would use to describe the DIMS students. It takes courage to openly share “your story” and your stories were saturated with passion. Thank you for letting us into your hearts.

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