Society

5th graders 'walk through' U.S. history

Hundreds fill intermediate for tradition
By MIKE BROWN
Reporter Editor

“History” was made Thursday in the intermediate cafetorium as about 500 persons (half of them parents and family members) gathered for the fifth grade’s annual end-ofschool tradition the Walk Through History play.

The play was written about 15 years ago by fifth-grade teacher Sandra Burrough but periodic upgrades have been made through the years.

This year’s play ended with President Barack Obama, Republican presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and Texas Congressman Ron Paul.

“All fifth graders have a part in the play every year and every fifth-grade teacher participates,” Burrough said. “We try to put on the best play we can. This year we only had 12 days to prepare because we have to wait until STAAR testing is over before we can start.”

Burrough said the educational goal is raise interest in social studies.

“But our main goal is to help our students have a better understanding of our great nation’s history,” she said. “Our students did an outstanding job, in a limited amount of time and we’re very proud of them,” Burrough said.



How about this 18th Century crew for an impressive Pledge of (Joel Vega), Ben Franklin (Daniel Meraz), King George III Allegiance? From left John Hancock (Tristen Lightfoot), Paul Revere (Mikal Stewart), George Washington (Tyler Caldwell), Martha Washington (Jennifer Valdivia), Thomas Jefferson (Max Hornung), a colonial messenger (Taylor Fulkerson), colonial woman (Dominique Jones). 
Reporter/Mike Brown How about this 18th Century crew for an impressive Pledge of (Joel Vega), Ben Franklin (Daniel Meraz), King George III Allegiance? From left John Hancock (Tristen Lightfoot), Paul Revere (Mikal Stewart), George Washington (Tyler Caldwell), Martha Washington (Jennifer Valdivia), Thomas Jefferson (Max Hornung), a colonial messenger (Taylor Fulkerson), colonial woman (Dominique Jones). Reporter/Mike Brown

Scarlett O’Hara (Lyndsey Kolar, second from left) tells southern ‘I’ll never be hungry again.’ Their reply: ‘Frankly, Scarlett, we don’t belles (L-R) Jennifer Garza, Cierra Starr and Mackenzie Woolverton give a darn.’ Scarlett O’Hara (Lyndsey Kolar, second from left) tells southern ‘I’ll never be hungry again.’ Their reply: ‘Frankly, Scarlett, we don’t belles (L-R) Jennifer Garza, Cierra Starr and Mackenzie Woolverton give a darn.’

(L-R), sailors Alee Ayala, Adam Robertson, Calyshia Stewart (Anne Hutchinson), Chris Tanner (James Oglethorpe), Robert Barrera (Columbus). (L-R), sailors Alee Ayala, Adam Robertson, Calyshia Stewart (Anne Hutchinson), Chris Tanner (James Oglethorpe), Robert Barrera (Columbus).

Confederate commander Robert E. Lee (Layne Rash) surrenders to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (Josh Davenport) as Sojourner Truth (K’Tacia Mayberry) looks on. Confederate commander Robert E. Lee (Layne Rash) surrenders to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (Josh Davenport) as Sojourner Truth (K’Tacia Mayberry) looks on.

Crowd of 500, filled cafetorium on Thursday. Crowd of 500, filled cafetorium on Thursday.

Alexander Graham Bell (Tyler Brockenbush) regretted inventing the telephone but waited 136 years, until Thursday, to admit it. Alexander Graham Bell (Tyler Brockenbush) regretted inventing the telephone but waited 136 years, until Thursday, to admit it.

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