Skip to Main Content

Hometown Heroes

As told by EAST Youth Storytellers
Batesville, Arkansas

Story Narrative:

“Hometown Heroes” was filmed, edited, and produced entirely by EAST programs from Batesville, Cedar Ridge, Midland, and Southside schools, in partnership with Old Independence Regional Museum, to celebrate the traveling exhibition Hometown Teams. Over the last year, students interviewed more than thirty local current athletes, former athletes, coaches, fans, school faculty, and community officials about the impact of team sports on their lives, careers, and communities. The collected stories include personal triumphs and defeats, wacky game day superstitions, the thrill of rivalries, the economic impact of athletics, and much, much more.