Monday, May 7, 2007
Students at Tracy High were busy on a special project the last few weeks. Sophomores in Steve Drouin’s world history class have been getting a lesson in numbers.
Using sheets of paper they mark circles to represent people killed in the genocide in Rwanda. Nearly 1,000,000,000 people were thought murdered in weeks of bloodshed in 1994. Students filled pages with circles to mark each life taken.
The circles cover a hallway near the history classrooms. A stark reminder of the brutality man inflicts upon the helpless in society.