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Through collaboration with Tony Corso of Prairiland ISD and the Lamar County Education Coalition, North Lamar High School was host to Max Glauben, a Holocaust survivor, on Wednesday, January 22 at North Lamar High School. Glauben spoke to North Lamar juniors and seniors with Prairiland students in a morning assembly while NLHS freshmen and sophomores heard him speak in an afternoon session.
“We all recognize this as a major opportunity that our students may never have again,” said NLHS English instructor Stephen Smallwood. “Additionally, many of the North Lamar faculty has never had the opportunity to hear a survivor live. We feel blessed and lucky to be the venue for this esteemed visit.”
Going on Smallwood said, “Most students already recognize the seriousness of the event. North Lamar juniors are beginning their Holocaust studies with Night and the freshmen are working on Forgotten Fire so everyone knows something about the intensity and tragedy of this event in world history.”
In between assemblies, NLHS theatre students hosted a kosher lunch for Glauben. North Lamar’s theatre department will be doing “The Diary of Anne Frank” as their one act entry this season and chose this time to visit with Glauben in a question and answer session.