TAG broadcast focuses on 9/11

Published 9:36 am Thursday, September 8, 2011

CHESAPEAKE — On Friday the talented and gifted students at Chesapeake Middle School will end the day the way they usually start it: Doing their regular broadcast on the school channel.

Only this broadcast will look back 10 years as the young broadcasters remember Sept. 11, 2001.

“Somebody sent me an email about the new memorial and as I was looking through it, I thought the students weren’t alive then, or many weren’t,” Terry Montgomery, Chesapeake TAG teacher, said. “They didn’t know or were so small they wouldn’t realize the impact it would have on their lives today.”

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So as every American will remember the tragedy on Sunday, the TAG students will do a special broadcast for their fellow students sharing their thoughts on the tragedy on Friday starting at 2:15 p.m.

“I am going to get some of their thoughts about how their lives have been changed and put that together in a script,” Montgomery said.

Already the students have started their research going through magazine articles and studying the timeline that led up to that horrific day.

“The kids are just fascinated with it,” she said.

And throughout the work, Montgomery emphasizes how a decade-old event continues to impact American society.

“We are taking budget cuts, deficits, security within airports and monuments and buildings being closed that weren’t before that,” she said. “I want it to be important that the kids realize history happens every day.”