MOUNT VERNON — The annual Mount Vernon Middle School History Day event this year featured 80 projects exploring “Revolutions, Reforms and Reactions.”
The seventh-grade students who participated were all volunteers, working on their own time to choose a topic, define a thesis and conduct research. The budding historians delved into the lives of famous people, important inventions and world events.
Their resultant performances and exhibits were evaluated on Feb. 8 by university students, teachers, historical organization professionals and community leaders who volunteered their time to be judges. The judges looked for historical accuracy, knowledge of subject, creativity and originality.
The presentations included, but were not limited to the following topics; Vietnam, the Iron Horse, Child Labor, the Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Sept. 11, 2001, the Wright Brothers, JFK, Walt Disney, Women’s suffrage, Christopher Sholes, Harriet Tubman, Breaking Color Barriers, the History of Cell Phones, The Beatles and the Manhattan Project.