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Young historians: Students get research tips at History Hullabaloo

Photo by William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia

Addison Pyrz, 11, got some coaching on how to research her history project from Bob Ferguson, (left) a retired teacher who works as a mentor for the Minnesota Historical Society.

Pryz joined students from Park High School and Lake, Oltman and Woodbury Middle schools for a History Hullabaloo Dec. 12 at R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury. Ferguson said he advised Pyrz to include historical context in her project, which is about the Berlin Wall.

The Hullabaloo was part of National History Day, an interdisciplinary research competition for students in grades 6-12. 

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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