Herricks High School’s English Scholars Program (ESP) hosted its annual exhibition of student work for guests to view and enjoy. Parents and other guests attended an evening component on June 1, and the event continued during the following day when students and staff members toured the showcase of literary talent.
The Library Media Center was transformed into a gallery of creative displays developed by students who participate in ESP. They presented poetry, essays, novels, short stories, plays and other pieces that they completed this year, with visual representations that brought their writing to life. The event also featured poetry readings of students’ favorite and original works.
The English Scholars Program is an elective that fosters writing skills and creativity related to English Language Arts. Held as a class on alternating days at both the middle and high schools, it enables students to pursue self-designed English Language Arts projects in collaboration with a teacher. Students meet with mentors from the English Department on a regular basis to design and implement an individual plan and may choose options from a menu or develop customized ones, such as writing for publications, creative writing assignments or research projects.