• Hello from 220 – Mrs. Huk’s 7th grade class

              As we read the last chapters of our ELA book, A Long Walk to the Water by Linda Sue Park, the words on the cover became a reality to the students.  It reads:  based on a true story.  The students were shown three video clips in class featuring the real life person, Salva Dut (from the book).  The video helped them make the connection that what we have been reading is really based on a true story and really happened.  Their faces were priceless!!! 

    Salva Dut is Founder and Executive Director for East Africa

    Operations of Water for South Sudan, Inc. He is the inspiration and

    vision behind the humanitarian not-for-profit organization, which drills

    wells to provide safe, fresh water to remote villages of his native

    land, South Sudan, one of the world’s poorest regions.