JMHS Students Participate in Classrooms Without Borders Program


Five teachers and several students from the Marshall County public schools will leave later this month for a life-changing trip to Poland.

It’s part of Classrooms Without Borders, and they applied and were chosen for the program.

Their focus will be the holocaust, and they will visit the sites of several infamous concentration camps.

“We will have survivors there with us and so it’s going to be a very unique experience that we’re extremely fortunate to be a part of. Because as we’ve told the students, they’re the last generation to hear these stories from survivors,” said JMHS Director of Bands and Theater, Tracey Filben.

“I want to learn from first hand experiences about the holocaust because we’ve learned about it in class, but we’re going to have a survivor with us so I’d like to hear about the experiences first hand,” said JMHS Student, Kailey Filben.

They leave June 26 and they’ll return July 4.

To prepare for the trip, they attended a course at Wheeling Jesuit University focusing on a history of the Jewish people and World War II.

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