A collection of personal objects that delineate Mandy Drew. This collection contains objects that were obtained during her childhood and young adult years. She considers each of these objects to be important and meaningful in her life. The objects symbolize what takes up most of her time, music and family. All of these are things she was raised to hold close and in high standards. With these objects are some key memories of their origin and meaning in her life.
Josh Gibson has a big heart and a love for education. Gibson is a beloved member of our community. He values personal relationships and always is trying to better himself. Family has always been a major aspect in his life. Gibson enjoys the companionship of others, he is very social. Gibson spends the majority of his days with family, friends, and students. He always greets you with a warm smile and is excited to start any conversation. Josh Gibson's personality lights up any room with his contagious smile and positive attitude. Civic Memorial is blessed to have such a compassionate and intelligent staff member. Gibson's objects—silver medallion, school identification badge, and family photo— illustrate his love for his family, education, and teaching.
Gibson, Josh. Personal interview. 22 April 2019.
This collection contains personal objects that can be found throughout Elizabeth’s room. All of these items show a part of both Elizabeth’s past and present. Many of these objects are things that most people would consider junk and things to throw away. However, to Elizabeth, they hold a lot of meaning and are things that she will keep for a long time. These items allow for more insight to Elizabeth’s personal life and her relationships, as well as her hobbies.
A Collection of items I carry on myself in everyday life. Each item has a description of how I obtained said object, it's appearance as well as what it means to me and why I carry the item everyday. Each object has a special meaning to me and a story behind it. This collection gives each object a history and a face, of sorts. These are some of the things that I carry each day.
All of the items that I picked are very materialist, however, to me they mean a lot more. If people just saw that I had these items in general they would think that I am spoiled and get everything I want handed to me. However, this is not the case, each of these items mean something very special to me and I carry them with me everyday.
This collection of items that Madison got at a young age that have influenced her years later in life. They give us insight into her passions and childhood. Each individual object acted as an introduction to an art form that Madison continued into her late teenage years, and continues today.
Here is my short list of things that I carry on me everyday. All of these items have some type of connection in their own unique way. My parents got me the bracelet and it means to stay humble and/or hopeful. My grandpa gave me the necklace, and it means a lot to me because my grandma recently passed away and it is a reminder to stay resilient and patience. It also reminds me of her. My dad got me the phone, and it doesn't necessarily mean a lot to me but it is very useful to capture memories, and capture places I've been and people I've experienced places with.
A collection of objects personalized by Abigail Ottwell. This collection contains objects that not only help her succeed in school but also give her comfort, although they may not look like comfort items. Each of these objects give light to different aspects of Abigail's life. Most of the objects are warm to her and give her confidence and solidarity throughout each day. Together the objects symbolize Abigail's search for comfort in life, both on the inside and the outside.
These three objects are filled with some of the best memories I can think of. All three of these were gifts to me by different family members. It shows that I like to be prepared for anything and that I highly value family and the things they give me. Each item could be replaced but wouldn't have the same sentimental value if they were. These three objects might not be in the best condition but all the rips and scratches they have each hold a different memory that can't be replaced. I can't go more than a few days without using or wearing these items because they are such a big part of my life.
A small collection of the most important things that I have on me daily.
This is a short list of the things I carry on an every day basis. All three of these items have a special connection to me or they are instrumental in my day to day life. The Amethyst bracelet was given to me by a friend a short time ago whom I'm very close to. My baseball bag, which holds individual items that contain many personal memories of good times and hardships. The final item, my car keys, are important to me because I'm proud of what I have.
These three objects somewhat describe the memories and emotions I carry with me on an daily basis. Albeit personal, these items represent the things that tie me to my town. Enjoy.
A collection of personal objects that characterize Jacob Carlson. This collection contains objects related to his adult years. Each object acts as a window into a different aspect of Jacob's daily adult life, and together allow us to see the larger picture of the teacher and father. Most of the object are utilitarian, their functions giving personal meaning to them over time. Two objects are gifts, and thus have the additional weight of the relationships they hold. Together, the objects demonstrate a value placed on interpersonal relationships and education: intangibles that carry great weight in the life of Jacob Carlson.
This is a collection of personal items that characterize Isabella Garrett. Each of these objects holds a special place in Isabella's heart. Through each object's description you learn a little about Isabella's hobbies and passions. The award shows perseverance through her struggles in band, the "Sound Bible" shows her passion for sound engineering, and the house plant shows how she is constantly growing even through the most harsh conditions. May these objects and descriptions provide a window into who Isabella is as a person.
This collection showcases various objects from high school junior Abbi Geiger’s life. Each of these objects may not look very interesting at a glance. However, once you know the importance of each and the valuable lessons that can be learned from them you will never be able to see them the same. This collection showcases a handmade clock, a cross necklace, and a book titled Tuesdays With Morrie. These objects may not look related but they have all worked together in shaping the person that Abbi Geiger is today.
This collection is called "The Things I Carry". It is three things that I carry the most that represent me as a person. As I described these I looked past the value as an object and looked at how I value these items personally. I chose my dance bag, my phone, and my keys.
A Collection of objects that Wyatt Cooper carries nearly every day. All of these objects were obtained by Wyatt during his high school career at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto. Each object allows the viewer to see a different part of Wyatt, and his love of friends, family, and self. Although most of the objects are unassuming and ordinary, the experiences that Wyatt has had with them make them extraordinary in his eyes.
These are several objects I carry with me everyday. These items show that family is very important to me. They are my rock and I enjoy the little reminder of them everyday. My family has been there for me through the ups and down and I am so thankful I can rely on them. Each of these objects remind me that my family will always support me.
Throughout their lives, everyone grows and changes. No one is the same person they were as a child. Eventually, all will grow up and mature into their true selves. Grace Gross is a junior in high school. She is one of many who are still trying to figure out who they are in this world. Along the way, she has come across many things that have impacted her greatly. Several inanimate objects can be used to represent who has become of Grace Gross. Two of which she encounters every day and all of which she holds close to her. These are items that will always be a part of Grace's life as she advances onto new things.
These are three very meaningful objects that represent Harper Buhs. This collection of meaningful objects all relate to family. Each object shows apart of Harper’s life and how it always comes back to family. Many would look at these objects and not think much of it, but to Harper it is about the stories and memories behind them. They all have sentimental value and show to type of person she has become.