r By Merit Academy’s Service Club
Merit Academy’s ASK students recently participated with My Story Matters and conducted interviews with refugees. My Story Matters promotes healing, inspires hope and celebrates courage in everyday heroes by engaging them in a process that helps them reflect, recount, record and reframe their stories.
Shaelyn Christensen said, “Being able to help with My Story Matters was a really cool experience. I got to help a little girl from Somalia named Zahara. She was so cute. One of the questions we asked her during the interview was “Who are your heroes?” and her response was her mom because she took care of her. I loved how simple and sweet that was. It really made me realize that I need to be more like Zahara, grateful for the people in my life that do so much for me.”
Merit Academy is a charter high school located in Springville.