Harrisburg Academy was lucky enough to host an author visit this week as part of our Artist in Residence series.  Linda Kranz, an author and illustrator of children’s books and books on journaling, traveled from Arizona to spend the day reading to and working with students in Early Childhood and Lower School.  Mrs. Kranz also presented on the benefits of journaling to a group of faculty from all four divisions.  Mrs. Kranz’s books are a mainstay in our 1st grade reading program, and she has been in contact with our 1st grade students via email and Skype in the past.  It was an honor to have her visit our campus and speak to our students in person!

We were able to provide this special opportunity for our students through funding from the Robert Douglas Woldorf ’88 Memorial Fund, which was created several years ago by Norman and Roseanne Woldorf, in honor of their son, Robert.  Over the years, through the graciousness of the Woldorf family, the Academy has been able to bring unique events to our campus, such as science exhibits, motivational and inspirational speakers and story tellers, Chinese acrobatic troupes, the Spizzwinks(?), and of course, author visits. Mrs. Woldorf continues to take an active interest in these programs and events, always to the benefit, enjoyment, and educational enhancement of our students.

It is through the generosity and commitment of our current parents, alumni, and alumni parents, including Norman and Roseanne Woldorf, that we can continue to provide these co-curricular opportunities for our students.  These types of events are those that truly make the experiences at the Academy special.