|Congratulations are bestowed on high-school seniors, from left in back, Jai Wen Chen, |
Savannah Hottinger, Emily Hanson, Sebastian Pfeffer and Corbin Smith, all 18.
In front are Joann Borgia, left, the mother of teacher Mary Borgia, and Lee Ann Lugar, the students’ former music teacher. Image Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch.
Lori Kurtzman, of The Columbus Dispatch, has written an informative article about the efforts of the William E. Miller Elementary School Students to help establish the Newark Earthworks as Ohio's Official State Prehistoric Monument.
" “I’m 18, and I helped pass a bill,” one of those kids, Emily Hanson, told a crowd yesterday. “ Who can say that?”
Eight years after they successfully advocated for a bill designating the Newark Earthworks as Ohio’s official prehistoric monument, a dozen students gathered with teachers, family members and historians yesterday to commemorate their accomplishment."
|Mary Borgia at the podium honors her former students at the Octagon Earthworks. |
Image Courtesy of Jeff Gill and the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog.
Brad Lepper, of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog, has written a brief post about the April 13th Octagon Open House and his reflections on the Newark High school students who helped establish the Newark Earthworks as Ohio's Official State Prehistoric Monument.
"I was given the opportunity to express my thanks to these young men and women for their dedication and persistence in working through the political process to honor their community’s rich American Indian heritage."
Kellie Locke-Rogers, of the Ohio Historical Society Archaeology Blog, has written an interesting reflective post about her experiences with atlatl throwing at the Octagon Open House.
"In the end, we walked away with a better appreciation of early American Indian hunting techniques and how early hunting was not only for the survival of the tribe but also an art."
For more information about the Newark Earthworks,