Eagle is a 6th grade teacher at Adamson Middle School in Rex, Georgia.
Every year in her Language Arts' class the students read a story
called, "Matthew Henson at the Top of the World," by Jim Haskins.
The students explore the many realms of Matthew Henson's life. From
his time on the Katie Hines, to his team up with Admiral Peary,
the students learned about his courage and honor. Each year a contest
is held to see who can draw the most accurate representation of
Matthew at the different stages of his life.
winners are extraordinary. Gabriel Crews did a wonderful portrait
of Matthew as he would have been dressed during one of the polar
expeditions. Danielle Duenas chose to portray a different aspect.
She drew an endearing picture of Matthew with his mother. The second
runner up was Zachary Moore. His picture was a unique look at the
sled trip to the North Pole. All of these students worked hard to
try to present Matthew Henson as they saw and admired him. The students
were very enthusiastic about participating in the Internet Art Contest
and were thrilled to learn that their work had been chosen. This
contest is a tradition that Mrs. Eagle hopes to continue to help
her students bring the stories they read to life.