Bakken students get a taste of Ethiopia

Thomas Haskins presents fellow students Maggie Purkey, front, and Emma Enriquez with a picture made from banana leaves.

Thomas Haskins remembers some of the experiences from his native Ethiopia, where he lived until he was 7.

He played with an old bicycle tire, which was his toy. He and his friends also played a game where they would use a stick to hit a ball as far as it could go. Just like baseball — except the next part was that the first person to find the ball got to hit it again.

Haskins didn’t remember the name of this game, or even if they had a name for it.  

Haskins, now 12, is a student at Bakken Elementary. He and his mother, Besky Haskins, led the after-school discussion with his fellow sixth-graders on what Ethiopia was like.

Read the rest at the Williston Herald. 

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