CLASS NOTES 5.12.2011

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+ Imagine students represent Flagler County at history fair
Imagine at Town Center Middle School students participated in the Florida State History Fair May 1 to May 3, in Tallahassee. 

More than 500 students participated in various categories. 

“The purpose of the State History Fair and National History Day is that it makes history come alive for students who participate in the program,” said teacher and county coordinator Cami Brocksmith.

Students Victoria Aparico, Morgan Kimes and Elyse Tallaksen were the first to represent Flagler in the county’s history. They all received the Outstanding Achievement Award for the county. 

“The competition is the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded humanities contest for students in grades six to 12,” Brocksmith said.

+ Bunnell FFA takes third at state competition
The Bunnell FFA Veterinary Assisting team placed third in the State Future Farmers of America Competition.

This is the team’s third-consecutive year placing in the top 5.

The event was held May 7, at the University of Florida campus, in Plant City. Thirty-four teams from throughout Florida gathered to compete for the state championship. 

The purpose of the program is to stimulate interest in learning activities related to veterinary science.

+ Students recite, perform at first Poetry Slam at Imagine
Poetry was meant to be read out loud. In that tradition, Imagine at Town Center Middle School students participated in the school’s first Poetry Slam.

Each student could either prepare a poem or use a well-known published one. 

“The purpose of a poetry slam is to use expression and props when reciting poetry and encourages poets to focus on what they are saying and how they are saying it,” said teacher Kristen Rossheimh.

Students were graded using a rubric based on vocal quality, vocabulary, pronunciation, choice of material, memorization and delivery.

The winners: sixth grade, Daniela Shamailov; seventh grade, Susanna Van de Graff; and eighth grade, Margo Reed.

Send reports on classroom activities, awards and photos to Shanna Fortier at [email protected]


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