Oshkosh high school students are keeping their city’s history alive with a new project through the Communities Program at Oshkosh North. The students have partnered with the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau to highlight the rich history in the community.
Oshkosh North High School students Caden McCartney and Ali Pecore with the Communities Program joined Amy Albright from the Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau on Local 5 This Morning.
Through this project, students got the opportunity to learn from community experts to research historical sites and share their knowledge with the community. A local photographer shared his insights. Local writers gave them hints in the investigation process. Students also had a personal tour of the site that each group chose to research.
“Each site had a significance back in the early days of Oshkosh and it now plays a significant role in today’s downtown history,” McCartney said.
The Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau will be re-launching their historicoshkosh.org website Tuesday. The Communities’ students will be showcasing the sites that they investigated. The event is at the newly renovated Howard from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The public is welcome.
Communities is a project-based program within Oshkosh North High School. It focuses on developing content knowledge, literacy skills while making an impact on the global and local community. To learn more about the program visit www.communitiesonhs.org.