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Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Please check out vid on youtube of kids National History Day

Hi Gents

If you all would please do me a favor and check out a DVD on youtube my high school kid and his team (3, 11th graders) made for National History Day entitled "NHD documentary The Tuskegee Airmen" (by SCALECRAFT94). They are limited to 10 min. They won the High school competition, then the County, but did not move forward from the state competition due to the paper documentation/sources format being incorrect somehow. It was an unfortunate way to be eliminated.

The DVD includes clips from "Dog Fights" and other clips from real historical events. The highlight was a personal meeting with Tuskegee Airman Master Sargent Buford Johnson. This legend spent two hours with us. A major life event in itself for all of us.

NHD Documentary- The Tuskegee Airmen (10 min 1 sec)


Thanks All
Steve
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Hey Steve, we need a link? search didnt pull it up...Cool thanks
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Old May 01, 2012, 08:00 AM
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The students did a good job on a good subject. Congratulations.

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Old May 01, 2012, 06:31 PM
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The kids were given the judges comments and notes on the DVD. There are 3 judges. All are history teachers in public schools. 2 of the judges were a father and daughter. The one judge that was independent had put comments that the DVD was very well done and informative, also noted that the intro was a bit long. But overall a top rating.

The other 2 related judges had pretty much the same poor comments. Almost word for word. Items mentioned were lack of credit on info and music, historically inaccurate, and not much effort put out. All was included in the packet that is required. Also credits at the end cover as well.

I would have to point out one thing of many challenges.

High school kids getting a real Tuskegee Airman to meet with them is a very big challenge. It took months to arrange a meeting. Many of these elderly legends made appointments to meet with these high school kids, but would cancel at the last minute. No one blames or faults these legends. It was the kids persistence that landed them a personal meeting with the Mr. Johnson.

Anyway, these kids were inspired by Mr. Johnson and remember his words about "not giving up"

Every day is a new day to prove yourself.

Steve
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