Friday, November 13, 2009


"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" As the school day ended on November 9th the words of a certain US president from 22 years ago rang out over the HHS public-address system. Students and staff then tore down the ugly gray cardboard wall that had blocked their usual paths through the atrium all day. German teacher Uwe Goodall-Heising, himself born in the old East Germany, had taught three classes that day in front of HHS's wall. He writes: Students noticed the wall, felt some inconvenience, couldn't wait to tear it down, but also did not complain about it. It was a successful joint project between Dartmouth staff and Hanover High School faculty and students.