Current BMS Nerdfighters Josh, Emily, and Imani, and former BMS Nerdfighter (but always a Nerdfighter) Gabbie co-lead a workshop with JFunke for school librarians on how to start a Nerdfighters club at the MA School Library Association annual conference held at UMass Amherst on March 2, 2015. The students were very articulate speaking about what it means to be a nerd/Nerdfighter and about their personal connection to the annual Project for Awesome. They answered many questions while helping the librarians make duct tape bow ties and they shared ideas for what might work in other libraries. After the workshop everyone ate in the dining commons under lights that look like sushi surrounded by amazing food. A few of them are ready to enroll at UMass right now.
When JFunke's father died a year ago, he left her all his bow ties. They now live on her desk at school and get regularly borrowed for the day because "bow ties are cool." The nerdfighters gathered together to wear all the bow ties at once to honor the passing of JFunke's father. He would be happy to see the love of bow ties passed on to a new generation.
Who We Are
An after school club at Baird Middle School
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