The Dell Rapids School Board recognized the Dell Rapids fifth grade students and teachers for the work that they did at the Living History Fair on Friday, March 23rd. Ms. Eggers, Ms. Gruneich, Joshua Fletcher, Mylie Anderson, and Gavin Benson attended the school board meeting on Monday, May 14th to represent the fifth grade class.
The students were given an historical figure to portray during the event. They researched their person putting together a report, creating a costume, and creating a visual board about their historical figure. The student had coin cans at their stations, and when visitors put coins in the jars, the students “came to life” and acted out their report about the life of the person they were portraying.
The fifth grade class raised $1,000 during the event. The students decided to donate all of those funds to the local food pantry in Dell Rapids. For that act of generosity, the school board recognized the fifth grade class.
“That’s awesome. Thanks for doing that. We just wanted to recognize your hard work and thank you for doing it,” said School Board President Matthew Weiland