South Washington County Schools

Local photographer hosts Chalk Talk workshop at WMS

Eighth graders at Woodbury Middle School had a special visit from Photographer Wing Young Huie on Wed., Nov. 9, where he conducted “Chalk Talk,” a unique workshop meant to help students embrace who they are. Young Huie started the presentation by showing students some of his photographs and asking them thought-provoking questions to look beyond the photos. He then asked students to connect with one of their peers and discuss their backgrounds, how they see themselves, what they hope to accomplish in life and how they will get there.

Students were then each given a piece of black construction paper and a piece of chalk and asked to write or draw something that represented themselves.

“This was a unique opportunity and great experience for our students,” Woodbury Middle School Principal Kari Lopez said. “As a result of the workshop, I think we all learned a little bit more about ourselves and the world around us. We’re grateful Mr. Huie was able to spend some time with us!”

Young Huie’s photos have been showcased around the world. To learn more and to see his photos, visit his website at: http://www.wingyounghuie.com.   

A special thanks goes out to WMS Teacher Leah Deiman and the PTO for helping make the workshop possible.