Hoboken students publish book

Hoboken High School Junior Class Publishes

“Imprints: The Moments That Led Us Here”

In a time of high-stakes testing, HHS sets the bar with an authentic writing project that provides an opportunity for student writers to become published writers.

Hoboken High School Class of 2011 is proud to announce the publication of new book Imprints: The Moments That Led Us Here. The school will celebrate the publication with a public reading on Thursday, May 26th at 8:45am in the high school auditorium.

The book, published by the Student Press Initiative at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, features a collection of personal narratives that focuses on a time in the students’ lives when they faced a crossroad. Each story calls attention to the people who helped the students move past a difficult situation.

“Put simply, these stories are the result of imprints that people and life-changing events have made on the junior students of Hoboken High School,” says Mr. Daniel Loughran, Hoboken High School Humanities Supervisor, “but the imprints the stories will leave on readers are equally undeniable.”

The teaching staff at HHS shares a common philosophy that recognizes writing helps writers to make sense of the things they cannot quite understand. The process of selecting a topic, writing a story, and revising it to the point of publication helped each student discover a piece of him or herself that might have gone unnoticed.

This is the third publication Hoboken High School students have produced in the past three school years. Last year, students published Chain of Memories, while the inaugural publication was entitled My Square Mile Life.

About SPI: Founded in 2002, by Erick P. Gordon and Dr. Ruth Vinz, the Student Press Initiative at Teachers College, Columbia University is led by Director Jondou Chen. Teachers College is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. SPI’s work is made possible by grants, donations and contracts with the New York City Department of Education.

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