SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Springdale middle school is honoring the local Marshallese community through oral traditions.

Shine Bolkeim, also known as “Grandma Shine,” was born in the Marshall Islands and has a close-knit family of nine kids and 30 grandkids.

On Tuesday, she shared a couple of traditional Marshallese stories with students at Sonora Middle School to educate them on Marshallese storytelling traditions and culture. 

Watch the video above as photojournalist Brad Horn captures the event.