Early College studies Afghanistan, holds Kite Day

  • Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 12:59 a.m.
From left: Madison Jones and Brandy Kegeris, students at Rowan County Early College high school, work to create kites for Kite Day.
From left: Madison Jones and Brandy Kegeris, students at Rowan County Early College high school, work to create kites for Kite Day.

The Rowan County Early College high school celebrated Kite Day on April 12 as a culminating experience of its freshmen unit of study on Afghanistan.

Students read the novel “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, conducted academic research on one aspect of Afghanistan, created an annotated bibliography on their findings and worked together to create a documentary on the country. On Kite Day, students had the opportunity to watch the movie “The Kite Runner.” In the afternoon, they built their own kites and took them outside to fly.


Teacher Julie Stolze said the day of fun was a success, and the knowledge and appreciation the students gained about the people of Afghanistan was meaningful.

As student Kayla Blackwell told Stolze, “Now when I hear a reference on the news to the war in Afghanistan, I have a better understanding of what it is like there.”

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