Inaugural SCSD Social Studies Fair Brings History to Life

     Published on 6/15/15   Tagged under:    District News   

More than 450 students in several SCSD elementary and middle schools visited the Syracuse Latin School and Hughes Elementary School to participate in the district's Inaugural Social Studies Fair.
Created to give students a glimpse of local history, the Fair included an exhibit detailing the history of the Hughes School, as well as student exhibits featuring topics relating to New York State History, United States History, Government, Economics and World History.
Thanks to the Onondaga County Historical Association, students received a visit from historical personalities from the past, including the 1858 Mayor of Syracuse (Mayor Baldwin), French explorer and trader Pierre Radisson, an Erie Canal worker and Caroline Loguen, a free African American and Rev. Jermaine Loguen's wife.
Students also had the opportunity to learn from a giant National Geographic Traveling Map of North America, and they enjoyed a sampling of Mary Elizabeth Evans Sharpe chocolate!
Numerous students were recognized for their outstanding history poster displays or video projects presented at the Fair, including:
Grade 4 winners Benjamin Hamler-Carick (1st place), Kai Brutsaert (2nd place) and Fin Whealer (3rd place) from Ed Smith School
Grade 5 winners Newstar Bell, Angelina Delapaz, Malik Egerton, Raquan Jordan, Machlia Gilchrist, Ky'Aisa Campbell, Sariyah Patterson, Nicholas Rinkevage, Brian Huynh, Olivia Irving, Matthew Uon, Chadani Timsina and Spencer Riehle (1st place) from Franklin Elementary School; Bella Marco (2nd place) and Michael MacCombie (3rd place) from Salem Hyde Elementary School
Grade 6 winner William Schofield-Brodbent (Ed Smith School)
Grade 7 winners Donovan Collins (1st place) from Roberts Pre-K-8 School; Jazmine Shinera Rowell, Alia Oates, Chloe Mcintyre and Joseph Pagan (2nd place) from ELMS; and Rashan Mike (3rd place) from Clary Middle School
Grade 8 winners Ben Eagan (1st place) from Roberts, Sasha Gozan and Julin Wolfe (2nd place) from Ed Smith and Julia Nash (3rd place) from Lincoln Middle School
Congratulations to all of our winning students, and thank you to all students and staff who were involved in making the Inaugural Social Studies Fair a success!

To view photos from the Social Studies Fair, please visit our Flickr album >>>