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The Impact of Literature on My Journey

After reading this semester’s literature selections (The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, and Night by Elie Wiesel), and upon reflection of Cushing Academy’s Portrait of a Graduate, students in Mrs. Lee’s Literary Studies classes were asked to create a visual representation of some of the ways in which they’ve grown since September, and how various characters, quotations, symbols, and themes relate to that journey. Students shared their finished projects this week – which ranged from PowerPoint presentations, to posters, and 3D displays – along with an overview, and an opportunity for questions and answers about their connections to literature. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to express their creativity, to see and hear how others identify with and interpret the journeys of fictional and real-life characters, and to learn more about what resonates with their peers in and out of the classroom.

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.