Richard McKenna Charter High School presents life in a WWI trench

Friday, February 15, 2019
Pictured left to right are: Jessica Le Clair, Andrew Ruhter, Constance Sullivan, teacher Calista Houdek and Caitlyn Murphy pose with Mayor Rich Sykes after presenting what they had learned about WWI during the unveiling of their WWI Trench at MHPL on Feb. 7.

Richard McKenna Charter High School unveiled it's latest community project at the Mountain Home Public Library on Feb. 7. The school uses a project based learning method that requires students to get hands on with the subjects they are learning about.

Calista Houdek is a first year teacher who teaches the American Wars class at the school. She was urged to find a community project to do with her students and they narrowed it down to teaching the community more about WWI. They chose their topic because not as much is known about it as WWII and because of the legacy of Carl Miller in our area.

The display at the library is of a WWI trench and contains information on many aspects of the lives of soldiers during the war. For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.

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