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Tyrone students create exhibit investigating the assassination of JFK

Tyrone Area Middle and High School students will be on hand at the Tyrone History Museum on Saturday, November 26 to open their exhibit “The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Questions from the Past”.
The exhibit will open at 10 a.m. and run until 1 p.m.
The project is a collaboration between enrichment students and students in senior high digital video and art classes. It expands on a project researching the assassination of JFK that eighth grade gifted support students at Tyrone, under the direction of Kerry Naylor, complete each year.
At the center of the exhibit is a collection of oral histories offered by nine Tyrone community members who recalled their thoughts and feelings in the days surrounding JFK’s death in 1963. Each participant was interviewed using a series of 10 questions developed by eighth grade enrichment students in the course of their background study of Kennedy’s presidency and assassination.
The interviews were conducted by the eighth grade students and they were recorded and edited into documentary form by students from teacher Eric Feather’s digital video class. Included among the interviewees were the four members of the Tyrone Area School District’s Distinguished Alumni Class of 2005: Harry Sickler, Deanna Morrison Baird, Sam Hayes Jr. and Dr. Jody Harpster. Other interviewees included lifetime Tyrone resident and former journalist Virgie Werner and former TAHS teacher Ronald Thomas.
Following the interviews, enrichment student developed a format of presenting in museum-exhibit form the reflections of the interviewees. This also was done under the guidance of Feather, who also teaches art at Tyrone and who helped the students to develop a common theme to tie together their work aesthetically.
The project will be on display at the Tyrone History Museum until Christmas and a copy of the documentary will be kept in Dallas in the archives of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dealy Plaza, the site of Kennedy’s shooting.

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Tyrone students create exhibit investigating the assassination of JFK

Tyrone Area Middle and High School students will be on hand at the Tyrone History Museum on Saturday, November 26, to open their exhibit “The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Questions from the Past”.
The project is a collaboration between enrichment students and students in senior high digital video and art classes. It expands on a project researching the assassination of JFK that 8th grade gifted support students at Tyrone, under the direction of Kerry Naylor, complete each year.
At the center of the exhibit is a collection of oral histories offered by nine Tyrone community members, who recalled their thoughts and feelings in the days surrounding JFK’s death in 1963. Each participant was interviewed using a series of 10 questions developed by 8th grade enrichment students in the course of their background study of Kennedy’s presidency and assassination.
The interviews were conducted by the 8th grade students and they were recorded and edited into documentary form by students from teacher Eric Feather’s digital video class.
Included among the interviewees were the four members of the Tyrone Area School District’s Distinguished Alumni Class of 2005: Harry K. Sickler, Deanna Morrison Baird, Sam Hayes Jr. and Dr. Jody Harpster. Other interviewees included lifetime Tyrone resident and former journalist Virgie Werner and former TAHS teacher Ronald Thomas.
Following the interview, enrichment students developed a format for presenting in museum-exhibit form the reflections of the interviewees. This also was done under the guidance of Feather, who also teaches art at Tyrone and, who helped the students to develop a common theme to tie together their work aesthetically.
The project will be on display at the Tyrone History Museum until Christmas, and a copy of the documentary will be kept in Dallas in the archives of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dealy Plaza, the site of Kennedy’s shooting.
Please contact Kerry Naylor at kjnaylor@tyrone.k12.pa.us or at 684-4240, extension 3207 for more information.