Middle School Students Bring History to Life

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As the old saying goes, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." and for 8th graders at D.C. Everest Jr. High, it's their goal to make sure that doesn't happen.

For the last 3 months, students have been digging into history books, scouring the internet, and interviewing community members and college professors to bring historical figures and events back to life.

On Thursday, the kids proudly shared what they learned with family, friends, and community members.

This is a mandatory project that all 8th graders have to participate in. The National History Day program encourages kids to research and analyze a historical topic that falls into a certain theme. This year's theme is Rights and Responsibilities in History.

For those students who wanted to, they actually competed. The top 5 qualifiers will advance to a regional competition that will be held in Stevens Point. And from there, kids have the chance to qualify for state which is held in Madison and then nationals which is in June at the University of Maryland.

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