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March 25, 2013

Gifted students share their year-long work with the community

JACKSONVILLE — For the better part of this school year, students in the Gifted and Talented program in Jacksonville ISD have poured their hearts into projects that enhance their learning.

Their hard work culminated in a expo Thursday evening at the Norman Activity Center, where more than 100 students proudly displayed their work.

"Our students demonstrate their knowledge and learning in advanced level work through projects," said  Melynda Cundieff, JISD gifted and talented coordinator.

Projects included individual experiments where students had to work through the scientific method; research on different countries such as Egypt; the election process; technology where students created Power Point presentations; research on animals; poetry projects and designing their own gardens.

This is the third year in recent history the expo has been held.

"It's something we want to share with the community," Cundieff explained.

"We want to show them what great things our kids are doing and our students are so proud to share their work, too."

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