Authors visit SJHS

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Article by Brighton Platt - SJHS Student Staff Writer

We have had the privilege of having two authors come and visit our school. Chris Crowe,  an English proffesor at BYU and author of the books, Mississippi Trial (a book the 9th graders have been reading). We also had the privilege of having Lance Conrad, another local author come near the end of last month.

Lance Conrad spoke to the creative writing students and students in the reading for enjoyment class. Payton Evans an eighth grader in creative writing mentioned that he had a really fun approach in teaching them. “He was telling us an old greek story, and randomly would start talking in an old “Shaksperean” voice.” she said. “It was fun.”  She also said in her own writing that she was struggling and Lance Conrad was very helpful to her, on how to fully set up her world.

Author Chris Crowe, who came near the start of March, spoke about entirely different things, but still had great reactions from the students. “He told us about his experiences in Mississippi, while getting information for his book on the murder of Emmet Till.”  said Gavin Jones, a ninth grader. Gavin mentioned that he thought that these experiences were really cool, especially since they have been reading his book during English.

Our school is very grateful for the opportunity of having these authors come and visit our school, and we hope that they would want to come back again. Now, if you are looking for a good read, you should check out some of these authors books, and be prepared to be amazed.