Paige has just finished writing a paper on Makah Nation whaling rights for her seventh grade social studies class at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah. The assignment was to write a paper to take a position on a controversial issue from the recent past. Paige chose to research the legal battles surrounding Makah hunting of grey whales in the late 1990s. Her paper was just turned in, so it has not yet been graded by her social studies teacher. But in the areas of cross-cultural empathy and personal courage, I’d say Paige gets an A!
Click here to read Paige’s paper: ‘A Way of Life’