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Medals of Honor Presentation brings history alive for students

Hoisington High School junior Seth Owen sits beside one of the Medal of Honor posters the class crafted. One thing that Owens learned through his study was that only one woman has been awarded a Medal of Honor. The QR Code for smartphones, at the center bottom of the poster, triggers a video repo...

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HOISINGTON — A cross-curricular study aimed at teaching history, English, speech, character qualities, technology and collaborative work, Hoisington High School juniors each studied a Medal of Honor recipient, stirring feelings of patriotism and admiration for American heroes.
“In the past we would have done a research paper,” said Carrie Feist, HHS English teacher. “We wanted to do something innovative with it.”
So not only did the students write a report, they took the project much further.
A Medal of Honor is the highest military award given to individuals who have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and ...

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