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Vernon Hills High students show off history projects

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  • Vernon Hills High School juniors Olivia Sheldon, left, Delaney Bowen and Olgne Jurgelaityte examine a project on women's rights during the school's fifth annual history fair Thursday. U.S. History students have been working during the school year to create research projects that range from written reports to video documentaries and websites.

      Vernon Hills High School juniors Olivia Sheldon, left, Delaney Bowen and Olgne Jurgelaityte examine a project on women's rights during the school's fifth annual history fair Thursday. U.S. History students have been working during the school year to create research projects that range from written reports to video documentaries and websites.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Vernon Hills High School juniors Ethan Schuster and Brendan Wise chose Disco Demolition for their project during the school's fifth annual history fair Thursday. U.S. History students have been working during the school year to create research projects that range from written reports to video documentaries and websites.

      Vernon Hills High School juniors Ethan Schuster and Brendan Wise chose Disco Demolition for their project during the school's fifth annual history fair Thursday. U.S. History students have been working during the school year to create research projects that range from written reports to video documentaries and websites.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Vernon Hills High School juniors Anna Huang, left, Ellen Spiller, Maddie Riehm and Natalia Palaox look at website projects during the school's fifth annual history fair Thursday. U.S. History students have been working throughout the school year to create research projects that range from written reports to video documentaries and websites.

      Vernon Hills High School juniors Anna Huang, left, Ellen Spiller, Maddie Riehm and Natalia Palaox look at website projects during the school's fifth annual history fair Thursday. U.S. History students have been working throughout the school year to create research projects that range from written reports to video documentaries and websites.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 

History was on full display Thursday in the maze of student projects in the Vernon Hills High School library.

Students in U.S. History classes have been working throughout the year to produce projects that reflect the theme of conflict and compromise as part of the school's fifth annual history fair, which continues Friday.

The projects ranged from video documentaries to websites and written reports.

"The fair models the Chicago Metro History Fair and National History Day," U.S. history teacher Matt Bellito said.

Ten Vernon Hills students will be chosen by history teachers to advance to the regional competition Feb. 24 at Niles North High School. The sectional competition will follow April 12 at the Chicago History Museum, with the finals set for May 3 in Springfield.

This year's students hope to follow the success of previous years that included some competitors advancing to the state competition.

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