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When meandering down the road of life, we encounter special people that positively impact our lives. We have the opportunity to thank and appreciate many of them but often aren’t aware of the silent heroes that have contributed to our life as we know it.

The Road She Traveled is a project meant to honor and celebrate the women that have changed not only the physical substance of the road we travel, but also the landscape we enjoy. Without the cherished contributions these women have made, we would work, live, and play in a very different community than the one encountered today.

We invite you to travel virtually down the road these remarkable women have paved and witness this gift to our community, a place for current and future history enthusiasts to learn about the unique and giving women who have helped to build this great city of La Crosse, Wisconsin! http://wiki.lacrosseschools.org/groups/theroadshetraveled/

The Road She Traveled Longfellow Middle School

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When meandering down the road of life, we encounter special people that positively impact our lives. We have the opportunity to thank and appreciate many of them but often aren’t aware of the silent heroes that have contributed to our life as we know it.

The Road She Traveled is a project meant to honor and celebrate the women that have changed not only the physical substance of the road we travel, but also the landscape we enjoy. Without the cherished contributions these women have made, we would work, live, and play in a very different community than the one encountered today.

We invite you to travel virtually down the road these remarkable women have paved and witness this gift to our community, a place for current and future history enthusiasts to learn about the unique and giving women who have helped to build this great city of La Crosse, Wisconsin! http://wiki.lacrosseschools.org/groups/theroadshetraveled/

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    Commencement Ceremony 2009

    Commencement Ceremony 2009

    View the 2009, Commencement Ceremony for The Road She Traveled project.


    Over the past several years, Longfellow Middle School students have been diligently working on a one-of-a-kind history project to honor women in the Coulee Region, titled The Road She Traveled. With the guidance of the La Crosse Area League of Women Voters, women that have made a significant impact on our community have been identified, and our students have conducted interviews, written biographies, and created docudramas to detail the success of these distinguished community members. This is an ongoing venture, and to date, we have 89 digitally captured oral history projects archived on our website and podcast.


    You are cordially invited to

    The Road She Traveled

    2009 Commencement Ceremony.


    Visit our website: http://wiki.lacrosseschools.org/groups/theroadshetraveled/


    The Road She Traveled is created by Longfellow students, hosted by the

    School District of La Crosse, and sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

    D-Sister Thea Bowman Docudrama

    D-Sister Thea Bowman Docudrama

    Even with a diagnosis of cancer, Sister Thea Bowman didn’t allow her goals to be compromised. Thea persevered, and this devotion earned her the honor of Viterbo University’s Most Outstanding Person. Sister Thea was a sought after speaker making over 150 speeches a year promoting world peace and humanity and directing her award-winning gospel choir. If she were alive today, Sister Thea would still be preaching her inspiring message about peace, love, and giving. Docudrama by Tanshanita.

    I-Sister Thea Bowman

    I-Sister Thea Bowman

    Teaching and worshiping about world peace was Sister Thea Bowman’s life goal, and she achieved that with love in her heart and selfless giving. Interview by Tanshanita.

    D-June Kjome Docudrama

    D-June Kjome Docudrama

    For a woman who grew up poor, she couldn't have turned out any richer

    … in spirit. With the will power to want to change and set straight what is right for the goodness of not only our community, but injustice anywhere, we honor June Kjome. She was a dedicated nurse and longtime activist who spent 19 years in South Africa treating the sick and needy. For over 40 years, June Kjome has been hard at work on streets and in offices protesting and participating in marches, which shows her over towering integrity and powerful heart used to serve people. View docudrama by Isaiah.

    I-June Kjome Interview

    I-June Kjome Interview

    June is an activist that is extremely focused on human rights. She was a nurse in La Crosse and in South Africa. View interview by Isaiah.

    D-Sister Marie Leon LaCroix

    D-Sister Marie Leon LaCroix

    Sister Marie Leon La Croix is a woman who has dedicated her life to making sure everyone has access to theater. She envisioned a wonderful, top notch Fine Arts Center that could offer various experiences to the residents of La Crosse. Starting with a dream, we got even more after Sister Marie was asked to start a Fine Arts Department at Viterbo University, which educates students and theatre patrons. When asked about which lessons teens could learn from her, Sister Marie responded, “If you have a dream, you can make it come true if you set high goals, love what you are doing with a passion, and don’t be discouraged by failures. Use your God given gifts to show and help others.” It is with this philosophy that Sister Marie Leon La Croix was able to create the theatre program at Viterbo University. View docudrama by Heather.

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Cece Kay 818 ,

This is one amazing podcast!

This is a great way for students to get out there and really show some respect to the women of their community! It is a great opportunity for the students to get out there and learn instead of being stuck in a classroom! Two thumbs up for the Coulee Kids!

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