St. Maries Middle School will have a trio of historical documents adorning its halls thanks to a student group’s fundraising.

Each year, ASB officers from each grade at the middle school take on projects to beautify the school. The projects vary, but often include cleaning or otherwise improving the school’s aesthetic.

For this year’s project, the 6th-grade’s ASB officers decided to educate as well as decorate. They opted to purchase copies three historic documents from American history – the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights – in black frames to adorn the hallways.

“I believe that history in our schools is important because without history we would not know where we come from as well as the amazing people who founded our country,” ASB officer Naomi Mueller said. “Students of all ages should learn about history one way is by hanging up posters on our school’s walls.”

Students raised funds at several events throughout the year to purchase the framed documents, which will now hang in the middle school’s hallways.

“It’s very important for our students to know why our founding documents are important,” ASB Advisor Jennifer Tefft said. “Having these documents hanging in the hallway will help students know the traditional, philosophical and political foundations on which our nation was built.”

The framed documents will be affixed in the middle school next year, allowing students of all grade levels to view them as they wish.

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