Kuehl Prize | Audio Essays
Created by Mrs. Corelitz's English 2 Accelerated Students
For our Kuehl Prize project, we began by exploring what types of social "dis-eases" are present in the daily life of a Maine South student. One class was interested in exploring social media and screen addiction; the other wanted to look at overcommitment--specifically homework and stress levels. We were inspired by our guest speakers Gwen Macsai of Re:Sound, Sandi Wisenberg of Northwestern University's Creative Writing Department, and Kevin Coval of Young Chicago Authors. Students then worked together as both a large class and in smaller groups to create these essays; it was a truly collaborative effort. Whether recording "found sounds" in the hallways, going without screens for a week, or interviewing class members, students worked creatively and thoughtfully. We hope you enjoy our essays!
Click on the links below to vist Sound Cloud where the audio essays are being hosted.
English 2 Accelerated | 7th Period
English 2 Accelerated | 8th Period
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The 2012-2013 Maine South English Department
Back Row: (L to R) Mr. Ellefson, Mr. Fechner, Mr. Stathakis, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Kirshner, Ms. Schanou, Ms. Knight, Dr. Ford, and Mrs. Ryan
Middle Row: (L to R) Mr. Parrilli, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Scorza, Mrs. Braverman, Ms. Flint, Ms. Muir-Wilson, Mrs. Abend, Mrs. Krukowski, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Corelitz, and Dr. Jones
Front Row: (L to R) Mr. Stock, Mr. Marsicano, Mr. McGowan, Mrs. Headley, Mr. Bellisario, and Mrs. Sanchez