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Students Travel Around The World With Geography Fair

Posted: Mar 20, 2016 at 6:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

Commonwealth Journal

It’s very rare that students get to travel all the way around the world in just a couple of hours. On Thursday, students with the  Cumberland Christian Home Educators group got to travel the globe while showing off knowledge of their chosen country.

Around 30 students set up displays and gave presentations to judges during a Geography Fair at the Pulaski County Public Library.

The homeschool students gave up their own time to compile the information and design the displays. Some, like Alexa Taylor, said she worked on it for three days, while Alex Donahue worked off and on for two weeks.

Each child presented what they learned about their chosen country’s culture, government and history, showing off colorful native clothing or offering those passing by a sample of ethnic foods.

In fact, the food turned out to be a popular attraction for both the audience and the students. Of all the things Ava Martin learned about Japan, she admitted that her favorite item to study was the Japanese sweet rice cakes she brought to share.

Others, like Donahue, made food for their guests right at the table. Donahue spent part of the evening demonstrating how to make Monte Cristo sandwiches, a toasted ham and cheese dish.

The fair benefited both the students and the AIM Pregnancy Support Center of Somerset, which was on hand to accept donations and provide information about the organization.

Representative Jessie Johnson said she was pleased with the donations of diapers, baby wipes and other supplies collected throughout the event. The center is set up to provide support for girls and women experiencing unplanned pregnancies through educational classes and by providing free ultrasounds.

At the end of the fair, several students were recognized for their efforts. For grades kindergarten through third, first place went to Donahue, while second place went to Zoey and Sierra Acton and third to Noah Rooks.

In grades four through six, first place went to Andrew Measle, second to Kieran Gegler and third went to Jaxson Ray.

For grades seven through high school seniors, there was a tie for first between Isaac Dunlap and Joel McGhee, while Hannah McGhee took second.

In addition, Donahue, Ray and Joel McGhee were awarded for best oral presentations; Gegler was chosen as most creative; Dunlap was awarded for the best visual display; and Matthew Devine was voted as being the most original.