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South Bay Middle School Students to compete in State History Day competition

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EUREKA- More than a dozen South Bay Middle School students will move on to compete in a statewide History Day competition in Riverside, Calif. 13 students advanced to the competition after competing in the Humboldt County History Day competition.

Students picked a topic related to 'rights and responsibilities' in history and created a project through a web site, performance or documentary to tell the story. 8th Graders, Gracelynn Trump and Chayslin Johnson created a documentary on womens activist, Margaret Sanger.

"It was a fun process because I've never done a documentary before," said Trump.

History teacher, Clover Schinke said students learn more about history by creating projects for class, like the History Day competition.

"It makes you more interested in the history that you're learning. instead of just reading from a text book or reading something online," said Johnson.

The students will travel to the state competition and are raising money to fund their travel expenses. The students will hold a bake sale at the upcoming Arts Alive! to raise money.