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Recap of the Commemoration for George Taylor

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Ryan Summerville and Dylan Snyder helped with gathering the materials required to make this event possible.

Ryan Summerville and Dylan Snyder helped with gathering the materials required to make this event possible.

Hannah Petersen

Hannah Petersen

Ryan Summerville and Dylan Snyder helped with gathering the materials required to make this event possible.

Ideliya Khismatova, Student Life Editor

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On Thursday, November 1st, Green Hope students gathered at the falcon statue outside the school to remember the only documented lynching in Wake County. The actual lynching of George Taylor occurred on November 5th, 1918. Students collected a soil sample to be sent to the EJI museum in Alabama, where they showcase the hatred that happened during the Jim Crow era. After the collection of soil, students signed a pledge stating that they would remember victims of injustice, choose to create an opportunity for reconciliation in our community, and to speak out during times of any social injustice. To learn more about this event, click here: http://falconnewsfeed.com/16269/showcase/george-taylor-lynching-commemoration

Other available resources include the links in the previously linked article, and you can reach out to any of the students or teachers that planned the event.

The falcon statue, where the commemoration took place.

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About the Contributors
Ideliya Khismatova, Student Life Editor

Ideliya Khismatova is a senior writer who is in her second year of falcon news feed. She has one younger brother, one hamster, and enjoys to run during her free time. In the future, she wants to major in environmental science. Her spirit animal is a pelican because they’re majestic and they can fly. This summer she was able to go to a World Cup game to watch Spain vs. Iran. One interesting fact about Ideliya is that she speaks 3 languages. She can speak English, Russian and Tatar. Interesting enough she was born in Siberia. She thinks that the Green Hope community is a great place where people are very supportive. She enjoys going to chick fil a because of the fries, which happen to be her favorite food. If she could go to one place in the world it would be Norway because she wants to go skiing in the mountains.

Hannah Petersen, Junior Staff Writer

Hannah Petersen is a junior writer for The Falcon, and this is her second year writing for the school newspaper. Hannah produced over thirty professionally written articles last year. She has a passion for science. Her drive to help the environment fuels her everyday life. Her favorite pastime is napping, with the rest of her free time she likes to take pictures, drink coffee, and play the ukulele. Her favorite sports are football and soccer. She has two dogs, one black lab and one shih tzu toy poodle. Her dream vacation is going to the Bahamas. While there she would like to explore the island and go snorkeling in the clear seas. In five years she sees herself graduating college and pursuing her dream job. She has always loved kids and working with them so her dream job is to be a Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  

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