Hall of Heroes

One of the last projects Rachel had for school this year was to write a biography for one of her “heroes”. She and her classmates stood in the hall outside of their classroom and presented their hero to each of the parents. As you can see, Rachel chose Anne Frank. (One of my heroes as well).

We actually had the opportunity to visit the Frank’s hiding place when we visited Amsterdam a few years ago. It had existed in my imagination since I was a child, but the reality of it was beyond anything I have ever experienced. When you physically see the evidence of what was lost, it is heartbreaking. We saw Anne’s diary, and climbed behind the bookcase and up the stairs into the secret annex. I wish Rachel had been old enough to remember it because it made an unforgettable impression on me.

Rachel’s best melancholic impression of Anne.

I was surprised by so many of the choices. We had an Amelia Earhart, George Patton, and Kristi Yamaguchi just to name a few. I loved the reasons behind the kids choices. Some of them were so passionate about their hero! Such a clever idea and a testament to what a great teacher Rachel had this year. Great job Rach!



  • Anonymous

    As Asians, we are so happy to hear that one of the classmates of your daughter chose Kristi Yamaguchi. She is one of our greatest Japanese/American heroes to our generation and to our parents. To have this young Lady represent the USA, and all Japanese/Americans at the Olympics, opened doors to have a relationship with our caucasian neighbors-states our parents. Kristi was wonderful on DWTS, a show that has moral issues in their dancing, dressing and pesonal lives. We our confident that Kristi showed them that being decent and with much integrity last a lot longer than being on the ‘A’ List and tagged ‘Hot’….