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Driven by student interests, a Winchendon School education is highly collaborative. In this student-produced video, Sydney C. ’21 discusses the process she went through to illustrate and create a graphic novel based on last spring’s ColLAB: “A House Divided.”

Students in “A House Divided” were looking to delve deeper into the history and politics of the United States (in all its complicated glory!). The teacher-led ColLAB had students discovering their own local politics, explore value-driven decision making on the state level while researching an aspect of divisive politics from the Federalist Papers up through today. In what students described as an “epic” road trip, they discussed their own belief systems and values and explored seemingly disparate political stances. We asked junior Sydney C. to illustrate a graphic novel for the School. Her story celebrates that trip.