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June 12, 2013

Area students tell local history tales


Wayne Wright, GOHS vice president and an education committee member, said that choosing “Famous Oneonta People” for a change was a success.

“Kids can get into a person,” Wright said. “It was a very good theme.”

Jill Dixon said the project gave her daughter Elizabeth a “great opportunity’’ to learn about the area and find a creative way to present an historic topic. Elizabeth’s display on inventor Sherman Fairchild resembled a camera.

The Oneonta High School auditorium is named after Charles A. Belden, and

Tami Lincoln said she learned a lot from her daughter’s project on the former educator. Other students’ projects for the GOHS contest also gave her insight into “Famous Oneonta People,” she said.

“It was a wonderful project,” Lincoln said. “It really brought Oneonta’s history alive for me.”

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