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Franklin School of Innovation Student Wins YES! Magazine Essay Competition

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    Sarah Norris

Isabel Harwig, an eighth-grader, won in the magazine's Middle-School category.

We’re so glad to join the congratulations flowing to Isabel Hardwig and her teacher Katie Dulaney at the Franklin School of Innovation in Asheville, NC! 

From YES! Magazine:

Isabel Hardwig, an eighth grade student of Katharine Dulaney at Franklin School of Innovation in Asheville, N.C., read and responded to the online YES! Magazine article, “Why the Founder of Standing Rock Sioux Camp Can’t Forget the Whitestone Massacre.”

In this story, founder and director of Sacred Stone Camp, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard describes how her identity, history and survival are intrinsically connected to the land—and water—that is being threatened by the Dakota Access Pipeline. To protect this place, Allard says they have no choice but to stand up.

Writing Prompt: Describe how you would feel if a place that defines you was threatened to be destroyed or taken away. What would you do? Would you fight to save it?

Delight in Isabel’s full essay, “The Bullfighter,” here