Students Learn 'First Source' History At Veterans Museum


Last updated 4/19/2021 at 3:34pm

Freshmen and sophomores learn first source history from WWII Merchant Marine Harold Wellington. (Courtesy photos)

High school students Landon Stepp and Andrew Renegar were excited to find the Sept. 20, 1943, issue of Life magazine during their April 12 field trip to the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. These two sophomores are creating a 10-minute documentary for the national competition: "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding" for National History Day 2021.

The mission of National History Day is "Engaging Students and Teachers in Historical Research & Skills Development." (For more information, visit

Stepp and Renegar had been researching the Life magazine art...

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