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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tomorrow's Historians *Updated*

**Well, yesterday I did something I have never done before.  I was checking on this blog before going to bed.  I was tired, my eyes were heavy and my finger was feeling awful clicky on the mouse.  I was intending to read over this blog post to make sure no additional edits were needed before I retired for the evening.  I intended to click “view post”, what I actually clicked was “edit”.  Now in the trickery that is fate, I got super clicky in a panic and clicked publish instead of close.  In doing so I sadly deleted the post about the kids History Day project.   That woke me up in a hurry.  I franticly tried to find a way to recover the post but I had no luck, it’s gone.  So this morning I will try to recreate the post to the best of my abilities.  My apologies to the kids, their families, and my readers for being the uber dork that I am.** 
History Day students (pictured L to R): Grace, Donna, Nathan and Erinn
and History Hooray! teacher, Anne Hawkins

Look at these kids.  They are fresh faced, happy and eager to learn about history.  These kids created a display called the “American Pantry of Horrors” highlighting the importance of the Pure Food & Drug Act, the Meat Inspection Act and the creation of the FDA in the early 1900’s.  Their display shows what was sold to the public before such regulations were in place.  Two items that stand out in my mind is one, canned vegetables with copper added to make them more green and two, chocolate bars made out of chocolate paint.  Yummo. 

Well these awesome kids did such a good job that they won first place at both the district and State levels of the National History Day competition in Kansas.  (Woo Hoo!  Happy Dance!)  The kids now have a chance to compete at the national level in Washington DC.  The kids would compete with students from all 50 States, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and Europe!  The only thing that is keeping them from getting there is the need to raise $4,870.  They are now reaching out to their community asking for some help. 

So how can we help?  Why, I’m glad you asked! 


This Saturday: CiCi's Pizza will donate up to 25% of sales on May 12, to the student historians. It doesn't cost families anything extra--all you have to do is tell the cashier at CiCi's, "We're here to support the History Day Group." This opportunity is good all day and evening, in all 3 CiCi's locations (Topeka and Lawrence) this Saturday, May 12 only. To help, it's key that you tell CiCi's on May 12 that you are supporting the History Day Group; if you don't mention the group specifically, no percentage of your order will go to the kids. Thanks for considering eating pizza for this educational cause!


The History Day students and their families are hosting a multi-family Yard Sale and Bake Sale, next Saturday, May 19. Sale items include household appliances, tools, toys, and other treasures, as well as homemade pies, cookies, cupcakes, and other treats. The sale will run from 8 am-3 pm, at 1712 SW Cheyenne Road, in Topeka.


You may sponsor the History Day team directly, by donating at This PayPal Link.  Donations in any amount, from $5 and up, will be such a blessing and help to these grateful students!

These kids are doing Topeka proud and it is an honor to do what we can to get them on their way.   Thank you for all you do my dear readers, friends and family, together we are making Topeka a better place to be.

Now, to NOT delete this post………

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