The Woodstock High School media center is sharing the stories of its graduating seniors with a new outdoor installation.
Visitors to the walking trails around the school will find photos of over 200 Woodstock graduates and their stories along the path in a "story walk." The project honors the seniors, promotes literacy and invites visitors to get exercise outside.
Storywalks, developed by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, place a story, typically a children's book, along a walking route.
The media center decided to have seniors write their stories for the walk, including favorite high school memories, dreams for the future and teachers that most inspired them.
"I thought the StoryWalk would be a way to honor these seniors who have had a senior year like most have not in years past and have missed out on many chances to be recognized," media specialist Jennifer Cogdill said in an email.
The stories start at the community trail that comes out by the school on Towne Lake Hills South Drive. The project was supported with donated supplies from the city of Woodstock and Lowes on Highway 92.
The Storywalk is expected to remain through the end of May, weather permitting.