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Back in the Swing of Things!

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The Roots with Wings Oral History Project is back in full swing in Spring 2020.

  • Remember the simple swing you had as a kid — a rope with an old tire or a wooden plank dangling from a tree limb?
  • Remember that you started your momentum slowly, pumping your feet, and boomeranged higher and higher?

We began our momentum last Thursday when we learned the importance of interviewing and discussed skills that are crucial to conducting a meaningful interview. The Floyd Story Center at the Old Church Gallery, Floyd County Public Schools, and Radford University (RU) are again offering Roots with Wings as a professional development activity for Floyd County Public School teachers, providing points towards re-licensure.

We are pleased that our team includes Check Elementary teacher, Mary Dickerson, who participated in the Project as a student at RU. Mary is joined by Katie Thomas from Check Elementary, Jason Burgard from Floyd County High School, Bijou Williams, a current RU student interning with Roots with Wings, Catherine Pauley, Alice Slusher, and Melinda Wagner. Our main priority is to communicate the Old Church Gallery motto, “We remember, we collect, we protect,” to the Floyd County community. We look forward to communicating with you all!