Our Creative Response to the Evergreen Cemetary Walk, with a nod to Spoon River Anthology

2011 Cemetery Walk
AP English Language and Composition
Field Trip

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To
Evergreen Cemetery Walk
Evergreen Cemetery, Bloomington
Tuesday, October 4th
Depart from U-High – 8:00 a.m.
Return to U-High- 11:00 a.m.
Cost per student= $8.00
Due Monday October 3rd
(Checks payable to U-High Creative Writing Club)

From Biography to Dramatic Monologue:
In literature, the occurrence of a single speaker saying something to a silent audience. Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess" is an example wherein the duke, speaking to a no-responding representative of the family of a prospective new duchess, reveals not only the reasons for his disapproval of the behavior of his former duchess, but aspects of his own personality as well.

2011 Biographies





2010 Cemetar​y Walk 


Note: 2010 Evergreen resident biographies and images are linked to Blackboard.

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2009 Cemetar​y Walk

2009 Character Biographies

Biographies were provided by the McLean County Historical Society

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2009 Poems


2008 Cemetary Walk

2008 Poems

2007 Cemetary Walk
Henry McCormick
Flora Dodge and Elizabeth Christian
Mary Hartman
Angeline Milner
Carter Harris
June Colby
Edwin Hewitt
Fell and Blackwell



2007 Bios

HENRY MCCORMICK
ELIZABETH MITCHELL CHRISTIAN
FLORA PENNELL DODGE
MARY J. HARTMANN
ANGELINE VERNON MILNER
CARTER HARRIS
JUNE ROSE COLBY
EDWIN CRAWFORD HEWETT
JESSE FELL
EDWIN W. BAKEWELL

2007 Poems

GHOSTS OF ISNU
By: Annie Downey, Jenna Floyd, Michael Fritz,
Abby Hoekstra, and Kathleen Johnson

Where were Henry, Elizabeth, and Flora
The historian, the supporter, and the secretary?
All, all were working at ISNU.

One taught up to nine subjects,
One graduated in the first class,
One survived simplified spelling, but
All, all were working, working, working at ISNU.

Where were Mary, Angeline, and Carter
The snappy instructor, the first librarian, and the beloved custodian?
All, all were working at ISNU.

One taught more than math, the value of doing things right;
One would help as long as you did not wait until the last night;
One would offer counsel and cleanliness to all persons, and
All, all were working, working, working at ISNU.

Where were June, Edwin, and Jesse,
The feminist, the president, and the grounded one?
All, all were working at ISNU.

One fought for the vote,
One facilitated the growth,
One pushed for his desire while maintain his ethics, yet
All, all were working, working, working at ISNU.

And where, where was Edwin M. Bakewell,
Who donated the land we learn on today?
He fought for it back until his very last breath
(He wanted an agricultural school instead)
But what Edwin could not see,
Is what the school would eventually be:
A haven for those who share a passion for learning.
Henry McCormick Poems
Elizabeth Mitchell Christian Poems
Flora Pennell Dodge Poems
Mary J. Hartman Poems
Angeline Vernon Milner Poems
Carter Harris Poems
June Rose Colby Poems
Edwin Crawford Hewitt Poems
Jesse Fell Poems
Edwin W. Blackwell Poems

Remembrance
By: Hannah Lebovitz, Cheryl Liang,
Aaron Michaels, Madhuri Paravastu, Rylee Russell

Where were McCormick, Christian, and Dodge,
The geography teacher, valedictorian, the secretary?
All, all, were shaping ISNU.

One passed of poor health,
One of old age,
One in her sleep,
All, all were shaping, shaping, shaping ISNU.

Where were Hartmann, Milner, and Harris.
The math teacher, the Librarian, the custodian?
All, all, were shaping ISNU.
One died from an automobile,
One from an illness,
One died in a store,
All, all were shaping, shaping, shaping ISNU.

Where were Colby, Hewett, and Fell,
The feminist, the president, the lawyer?
All, all were shaping ISNU.

All of who were expected to work,
But they worked beyond expectations,
They achieved beyond what they were given
Making ISNU the great place it is today.

Where was Edwin M. Bakewell,
Who fought for his donated land back until his death?
Who wanted this land that we learn on today to be an agricultural school,
Bakewell, who did not see that this school,
University High School, is where
The greatest kids walk through the halls.