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By Times Staff Writer
Published February 7, 2008
Students touch past in history fair
On Jan. 23, D.S. Parrott Middle School held its annual History Day Fair. More than 50 students presented various topics related to conflict and compromise in history. Videos of Rosa Parks and Juliet Lowe, a drama about the Korean War and an English trading ship from the Boston Tea Party, built by Beckey Peckenpaugh, were examples of student projects. Winners will proceed to the District Fair on Feb. 16.
Here are the History Fair winners.
Group exhibits: First place, Holocaust by Laura Hernandez and Rainy Taplin; second place, Boston Tea Party by Dakotah Adkinson and Jessica Irrizary; and third place, Tea Party by Tyler Gallti, Christian Messina and Tracey Gilpin.
Individual exhibits: First place, Boston Tea Party by Jade Rivers; second place, Martin Luther King by Bismarck Lahera; third place (tie) Anne Frank by Curstin Decoates and the United Nations by David Underwood; and fourth place, Restoration by Tana McDaniel.
Group documentary: First place, Rosa Parks by Ashley Morris, Katelynn Johnson and Hannah Willis; and second place, World War II by Taylor Roos and Chris Walters.
Individual documentary: First place, Juliet Lowe by Delaney Ahrens; and second place, Napoleon by Trevor Crawley.
Group drama: (One winner) Korean War by Joylynn Waters, Allison Hutto, Marena Soulet and Brigette Weigel.
Paper: First place, World War II by David Swain; second place, Civil War by Paul Meindl; third place, World War I by Zach Lewis.
Book fair features 'Reading Road Trip'
Last Friday, Chocachatti Elementary students and their guests took a "Reading Road Trip" at the school's Book Fair. The event included guest readers, crafts, a treasure hunt, costumed characters, refreshments, games and video tours. There were neck massages available for weary "travelers" who needed a break.
Students also had the opportunity to create a book using Klutz Build-a-Book. Parents and children could write and illustrate their own book, creating a family treasure.
Proceeds from the Book Fair will help to pay for the printing of this year's Chocachatti yearbook.