Perrysburg HS students interview teachers to remember 9/11

Perrysburg HS students interview teachers to remember 9/11
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PERRYSBURG, OH (WTOL) - Many of this year's class of graduating high school seniors were born the year of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The memory of 17 years ago today isn't a firsthand experience, but rather one they learn about in history books or from their parents.

At Perrysburg High School, students from the school's digital student newspaper worked on getting a sense of what happened that day from those who lived through it.

The nearly 8-minute video showcases what the educators in the building remember.

Zach Isaacson created the video, interviewing teachers from the school.

Some of them were in the classroom as educators, others were still students.

Mrs. Farrar, an English teacher, said that at the time, she was having her students write a creative essay about how they would spend their day if it was their last day alive.

Not long after, Farrar said that a student came running into her classroom, and told her to turn on the TV.

She said that she immediately changed the assignment, and told students they could write about whatever they wanted after she realized what was happening.

Farrar told Isaacson all of the students maintained the seriousness of the assignment because of how real it was for them that day.

Isaacson said that it gave him a better perspective of the magnitude of the historic event.

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