|A symbol of hope for peace: Segerstrom High students|
recently folded 3000 paper cranes in remembrance of the
tragedy in Newtown (image via stock.xchng)
Coordinated by Segerstrom High School visual arts teacher Shelby Stoew, 200 students folded 3,000 paper cranes in all the shades of the rainbow before hanging them up in one of the school's hallways. The practice of folding cranes originates from Japan and represents hope for peace.
With Ingrid Michaelson's performance of "Over the Rainbow" playing on a loop while students walk under the display, Shelby has said they find the display as "cool, beautiful, and sad."
Speaking of the tragedy, student Daniela Sanchez explained, "We gave it importance. We didn't let it go, like any other story."
For more details on the work that went on behind this project, read the original Orange County Register article here.
|Segerstrom student Juan Luna adjusts the display|
while Daniel Gonzalez watches (image via OC Register)
|Segerstrom High teacher Shelby Stoew stands under the display of paper|
cranes folded by her students (image via OC Register)
|"Beautiful, cool, and sad" has been the students' reaction to the|
display (image via OC Register)