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Students Share Their Personal Stories at This Week’s Empathy Assembly

Reilly Smith, Staff Photographer

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In yesterday’s assembly for theme week, many students shared their stories and gave performances, and along with staff, discussed the importance of empathy at La Salle.

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  • Religion teacher Mr. Edward Kendrick interviews senior Isadora Colpo about her experience as an LGBTQ+ student at La Salle.

  • Senior Rachel Jones shares her story of growing up as an LGBTQ+ individual in the Catholic Church.

  • Senior Alex Ensroth shares a song about acceptance.

  • Senior Dani Rinz shares her experiences of being Latinx.

  • Junior Les Bojorquez reads a reflection written by senior Emily Harding describing the struggles her family endured while moving to the United States.

  • Junior Alison Paguio shares her experiences of being Filipino in the United States.

  • Juniors Annie Hoang and Hanna Nguyen share a spoken-word poem about stereotypes and their experiences as Asian Americans.

  • Junior Liam Rinehart interviews junior Mary Gach about white privilege and its presence in society.

  • Junior Amira Tripp Folsom discusses the use of the n-word in La Salle's community.

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Reilly Smith, Staff Photographer

Reilly is a junior at La Salle. He is a tenor in the La Salle choir, and is a student ambassador. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends,...


2 Responses to “Students Share Their Personal Stories at This Week’s Empathy Assembly”

  1. Maya smith on April 17th, 2019 7:13 pm

    Good pictures!!! I really wanted to be at the assembly, but couldn’t. Good job with captioning so I could get insight on what happened!!

  2. Isadora Colpoc on April 17th, 2019 11:06 pm

    It was an honor to be able to be involved in this assembly, and judging by the number of people who have come to talk to me about their own experiences with LGBTQ+ issues in just one day, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve been able to start the conversation around difficult topics at La Salle and made people more empathetic towards others. Thank you so much for the photos, Reilly!

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Students Share Their Personal Stories at This Week’s Empathy Assembly