History Fair Is a Lesson in Determination

History Fair Is a Lesson in Determination

Saint Luke Academy Principal Donna Beck shares how teachers are making it possible for students to enter this year’s Chicago History Fair. A lesson in determination is what teachers and students are learning during these days of remote learning.

I can happily say I am going to have projects virtually submitted for Chicago History Fair, and with luck, a state contender along the way. Here is one board that is already submitted by a student. The theme is breaking barriers. The student chose this Barrier: Military Segregation. 

Virtual History
What an accomplishment that these young people have done―virtually.  Antonette Kulesza, one of our teachers, drove boards to students’ homes, and left them on the porches. This enabled the students to keep working. It has been challenging, to build the boards, tell the story, submit the virtual boards, and complete summary statements and annotated bibliographies. Alison Pildner, my teaching partner, helped along the way, making this so much more possible.

Team effort all around. The eighth grader entry shown above was selected to move onto the state competition!  

Learn more about Saint Luke Academy and its winning history.

A Letter From Dawn Robinson


CLEF’s mission is to provide academic excellence to our students in a Christian environment. Today that can mean at-risk remote learning, in place of classroom instruction and safety. How can we help provide our students and their families with a Christian perspective in the face of despair, anger, racism, and destruction?