Mr. Jordyn E. Hiluf
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I am 10 years old and I live in the town of Plum Branch, South Carolina in the United States of America.
My first book is now available on
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"Jordyn's Ethiopian Journey"!
About the Author
I go to McCormick Elementary School in McCormick, South Carolina (SC) in the United States of America. I am in the 4th grade. This is our school logo and mascot.
Here are pictures of my pets
Rocky is my puppy's name and this
breed of dog is called a Pit Bullie.
This is Tommy, my floating turtle.
He is a fun pet and easy to take care of too.
I go to SC Wild's Heritage Center of Plantation Quilts. It is a museum, science & preservation center and archive in McCormick, SC.
I am one of the youth volunteers at the
SC Wild's Heritage Center of Plantation Quilts
201 South Main Street * McCormick, South Carolina
USA Zip Code 29835
Phone: (803) 618-2250
It is located in the historic McCormick Train Depot. It is on the National Register of Historic Places in America.
It is the home of the Plantation Quilts & UGRR Secret Quilt Code Collections. The train station was built 106 years ago and makes a great place to teach heritage arts & crafts. It houses Ms. Teresa Kemp's textile & artifact collections.
Teresa R. Kemp
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She is a griot, abolitionist, the Director of the programs at SC Wild's Hertiage Center and owner of the historic UGRR Secret Quilt Code & Plantation Quilts collections.
Her late mother and family was from Edgefield, and surrounding areas in South Carolina. She is documenting and digitizing her family's "Oral History", while teaching others like me, to do the same.
There are a lot of things going on all of the time. Soap, jewerly, candy, cooking making, even rock hounding. There are guided hunting & fishing trips offered seasonally. We make crafts projects and paint new things in arts classes weekly.
I do lots of fun activities. I did my school science project for the Science Fair there. I made butter in a mason jar and now Ms. Kemp knows the temperature at which cream turns in to butter. It is the best butter I have ever tasted!
We love eating what we make too. Shelby, my classmate & I have made chocolate candy and hard candy, earrings for my mother, painted gourds and I have cut the sugar cane to root the plants this spring. We learned to cut bamboo to make wind chimes.
She offers workshops on grant writing, shools out camps, computer skills, job readiness, geology, quilting, wild life studies, archery guided turkey/deer hunting trips and more.
I enjoyed writing this book with my parents and Ms. Teresa R. Kemp, the director. I had a display table about Ethiopia, (one of my cultures) at the 2017 International Heritage Festival. This is only one of the many activities I have worked on at SC Wild's Heritage Center.
This is my first book, but won't be my last.
I have never been to Ethiopia.
Join me in reading my first book,
"Jordyn's Ethiopian Journey"
where I learn about my diverse cultures of being Ethiopian & American.
Here are some of the things I
discovered about Ethiopia.
It is the birthplace of Christianity!
This is a picture out of the Coptic Bible
of Mary & the baby Jesus.
There are churches carved over hundreds of years out of rock.
This is a map of Ethiopia, East Africa
where my father was born. My grandmother and paternal family still lives there.
Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia.
Lucy the first homonid was found in Ethiopia. She is a group of the oldest fossils found in a 40% complete grouping of remains.
Google more information about
this historical Ethiopian discoveries.
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See you soon!