National History Day fundraiser set for June 9

Posted May 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Akron-Westfield National History Day students will be working bussing tables at the Akron Pizza Ranch from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 9.

This work is to raise money to help pay their transportation costs so they can compete at the National History Day Finals in Washington D.C. later in June.

Any and all tips the students receive are greatly appreciated.

Then at 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to see the students’ National History Day project presentations at the Akron-Westfield Community School Auditorium. The presentations will include individual and group performances and group documentaries.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help these students and see the “national finals” quality of their projects.

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