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Class Act: Indian Education
Helena Middle School 6th graders had the opportunity to learn about Native American culture and story telling during a special field trip.
Beartooth NBC's Kelley Smith has all the details in this week's Class Act. Sixth graders at Helena Middle School took a trip to the Holter Museum of Art to meet famous Native American Artist, Monte Yellowbird. But through the process of learning about a new culture, Indian Education Coordinator with the Helena School District, Peg Hunter, says the students learned about more than just art.
Hunter says, "It's been a really from the heart kind of a project for the kids. Thev learn a lot from Mr. Yellowbird but they've also learned a lot about themselves."
Student Evan Rankin says he learned a lot about humility today.
Rankin says, "Be humble and don’t be like yea I’m the best I’m the greatest ever. Don’t do that because there's always somebody who is going to be better than you and there's always going to be somebody that is worse than you and you got to make everyone feel good."
Yellowbird asked the kids to make their own piece of art to conclude the field trip.
Hunter says, "He showed them his work and then they went into the classroom to do their own piece of ledger art."
Rankin says he will create a piece about a baseball regional championship.
Rankin says, "A great accomplishment for me because i am very athletic and sports is a lot of my life."
The 6th grade students at Helena Middle School's openness to different cultures and experiences makes these kids a class act. If you know of someone in our area who is a class act, email us at email@example.com to nominate them.
Story by Kelley Smith, Beartooth NBC.
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