Shore Area School Staff Wins Emmy For Holocaust Project

Photo courtesy Plumsted School District

PLUMSTED – A group of Plumsted teachers at the Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School are the recipients of the distinguished Emmy award for their NJEA Close-up show entitled “What’s In My Suitcase?”

Mrs. Rita Williams along with second grade teachers Mrs. Kristin Abate, Mrs. Courtney Adelung, Mrs. Megan Castro, Mrs. Jana Kekesi, Mrs. Cheryl Marinari and Mrs. Cara Sapiezynski are the award recipients for the project.

“What’s In My Suitcase” is a show that teaches kids about the Holocaust through art.

“Mrs. Williams believes all children need to be aware of the Holocaust and what better way but through art. We should all be proud of Mrs. Williams and the Second Grade Team, because how many schools can say they have a real Emmy?” stated the Plumsted Township School District.

You can view the show for yourself on YouTube at NJEA Close-up.

In addition to this unique achievement, Plumsted staff recently put together a Veteran’s Day event, hosting an assembly featuring student-made art for the veterans in attendance. Mrs. Karen Brown, Mrs. Ginger White and Mrs. Rita Williams helped facilitate the event, giving each veteran a work of art from a student to take home with them.

The chorus also sang songs honoring the veterans and the event culminated with ended a slideshow of pictures of vets that the students contributed from their families and friends.

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