Principal Steve Schumacher is also the
school's history teacher. This year, his students crafted history
projects ranging from those depicting local businesses like Peggy's
Place Bakery to Lincoln Lakes and the beach that was a community
attraction years ago. Several projects journeyed beyond central
Illinois to depict national events.
Many students chose subjects that had family ties. One student wrote
a history of Starved Rock State Park, near where members of her
family grew up. Another student's project was inspired by family
ties to a Chicago gangster who pre-dated Al Capone.
The projects were judged Thursday afternoon by volunteers from the
community and were the center of attention for the school's open house
in the evening.
Many of the judges were heard to remark that they learned a lot from
the students' work.
Top projects will be entered in the Illinois
Historic Preservation Agency's Regional History Fair in Springfield
[By CURT FOX]