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Author: Daisy Kiekhofer

From Milwaukee to Costa Rica: Leaving the nest for an encounter with the bigger world

I have been fascinated by birds all my life. The beauty and mechanics of each feather, their ability to defy gravity, and the unique calls they make captivated my imagination since I was very little. In order to get closer to these exotic avian creatures, I would often visit the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Costa Rica rainforest exhibit. On display, I could examine tropical macaws that sat motionless on branches. Their waxy wings looking almost real to my curious eyes. I tried to suspend the museum’s reality and imagine myself in the wild, observing such a magnificent creature as it...

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Daisy Kiekhofer: A Children’s Crusade Demanding Gun Control

Students from Golda Meir School joined hundreds of thousands of classmates around the country on March 14, as part of the National School Walkout event. The protest honored the 17 victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, and put pressure on lawmakers to pass gun control legislation. In Milwaukee, 13 year old Daisy Kiekhofer co-organized the student effort at Golda Meir School. She recently won 2nd Place in the writing contest for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. | An Essay by Daisy Kiekhofer On February 14th, 2018, seventeen students and teachers lost their lives at Marjory...

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