The Watermill Center will host The Southampton Intermediate School’s 8th Grade Class exhibition Heroic Students which is part of the One Million Bones project. The exhibition is scheduled to open at The Watermill Center on Saturday, June 2 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. (with a rain date on Sunday, June 3rd from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.). The exhibition will be available for view from June 2 – June 30 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
At Southampton Intermediate School, teacher Melissa Mitchell has studied the Holocaust with her 8th Grade English Language Arts classroom and has worked with her students to start an exciting project with One Million Bones. The students have made clay bones to represent lives lost during the Holocaust or other genocides to be brought to Washington, D.C. in 2013 and added to the bones being made by students throughout the country. To further add to the bones' significance, the students have researched and contacted Holocaust or other genocide survivors and/or their families to hopefully dedicate a victim’s name to each bone. Before making their journey to D.C., the bones will be installed in the exhibit at The Watermill Center during the month of June. The students also learned that their partnership with One Million Bones will result in a $1 per bone donation to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, as a part of the Students Rebuild Challenge: A Path Forward. The donation made will directly fund support for those suffering from Genocide today in the Congo.