The following essays were written after the students attended an assembly held at Harrisburg Middle School by Kevin Chong, developer of ‘Crippled Wisdom’ and Junction City Police Chief Bob Morris. Morris had seen the potential of Chong’s program; they adapted and redesigned the program to be universally applicable for youth through senior citizens, and may be applied globally.
After attending the assembly, students placed temporary “Crippled Wisdom” tattoos on their faces, visited area businesses to experience the reactions of other people, and then wrote essays about their experiences. These essays were chosen as the top five for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade, with the first one listed being ‘Best’ in it class. The first eighth grade essay was also chosen as ‘Best Harrisburg Middle School Essay.’