Shawn Hutchinson wrote -
Help send bright and hard-working students from Manhattan-Ogden (Kansas) public elementary schools to Washington, DC to participate in the 2013 National History Day competition to be held June 9-13. National History Day is a year long program that teaches students not only about America's past, but also the important skills of research, critical thinking, and interpersonal cooperation.
Under the tutelage of Mrs. Terry Healy, nine students (four teams) from Marlatt and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools qualified for nationals by placing first or second in the Kansas competition held on April 20 at Washburn University in Topeka. Projects developed this year by the students include web pages, performances, or exhibits about the following topics:
- The Stock Market Crash of 1929
- The Irish Potato Famine
- Vapors of Death (chemical weapons, WWI)
- D-Day: Turning Point of the 20th Century
Thank you in advance for your tax-deductible contributions! All donations will be used to help defray the expenses for student registration, travel, lodging, and food associated with event participation.