Hands Helping Hands Tran, a senior at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, captured the epitome of community, by showing many different people and cultures holding hands. By visually representing this, she is demonstrating tolerance and understanding-a key concept.

Community Bench Project

Students at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School were asked to design 9" x 9" wooden squares for a bench project that was to represent their individual communities.

At the start of the project students were told the bench and their tiles must be strong enough to hold the body weight of three adults; provide physical comfort; be visually appropriate for an academic environment; communicate what community is; and be manufactured. Thus, resulting in twenty-four pieces that defined twenty-four students and their communities.

2007-2008 Credits

2008-2009 Credits

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