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No 8th Grader is an Island

Unalaska City School's 8th graders spent the semester experimenting with different ways to tell stories. Mr. Smith and Mr. Greenly helped the Technical Writing class learn how to use sound to create personal narratives.

Made in collaboration between KUCB, Unalaska City School and Report for America.

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