MMS Students Celebrate History With a Competition

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Marietta Middle School students are showing off half a year's worth of research on various historic events.

Tri-fold boards depicting various moments in history filled the school's gym Thursday as students celebrate National History Day.

The displays were scored by historians from Marietta College and the Campus Martius Museum based on their accuracy and presentation.

"This is an outside of the book experience," said teacher Judi Perrin, who coordinated the event. "They get to choose not only their own topic, but their own method of research. They interview, they learn about primary sources, they see the real documents, it's much better than reading an old history book."

Those with the highest scoring projects go onto a regional competition. From there- winners go on to compete at the state level.

Marietta Middle School has had about 50 students go onto regionals and a handful go to states since it started the annual contest.

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