SEL Awardee

Angelica Hernandez

Harrah Elementary School
Mt. Adams School District
Harrah, WA
“The Mt. Adams School District is located in the historically-rich heart of the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State. Our student population is primarily Native American with a large subpopulation of Latino students. Due to historical trauma stemming from the boarding school experience (and with a boarding school just twenty minutes from the school!), a disconnect has developed between the school and the community and many community members see the school as separate from the community. This project intends to begin to bridge the historical gap between the school and the community by developing student artists to create a permanent art exhibition honoring local community heroes.”
Tags: Community Engagement, Curriculum, Elementary School, High School, Identity Development, Indigenous Communities, Middle School, Rural, Student Leadership & Voice, Teacher, Traditional Public School