|Socrates Day School 5th grader Angelina Kalamaris with her grandmother Angeline Beladakis following Angelina's heritage presentation.|
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SCHOOL PROJECT CONNECTS STUDENTS WITH THEIR HERITAGE
Audience members were impressed with both the process and the end result. "I feel closer to each of these families," said parent Kyle Kinzy. "What's more, my daughter is closer to her grandfather. Until she worked on this project, she had no idea her very existence had been in jeopardy years ago when Nazis threw her infant grandfather out a second story window. Now she's looking at her grandfather and history itself with a new perspective."
For Kyle's daughter, Stephanie Kinzy, that perspective also included imagining her grandparents as young, romantic adults: "I was so surprised to learn that my grandmother ran away with my grandfather because her parents didn't approve of the marriage," she remarked.