Ann Arbor City Council honors Scarlett Middle School students for research projects on the history of Ann Arbor

Eleven Scarlett Middle School students from Jeffrey Kabat’s Individuals and Societies classes were honored at the Ann Arbor City Council meeting on Monday, June 3, for their exceptional research projects on the history of Ann Arbor. The community’s “Ray Detter Local History Award” is given each year to a student, or group of students, who have been involved in a project dealing with local history. The students’ topics included “The History of Zingerman’s,” “The Start of Ann Arbor,” “The History of the Michigan Football Stadium,” “The History of the Huron Water System,” “Homelessness in Ann Arbor,” “Local Businesses,” “The History of Jazz in Ann Arbor,” and “The University of Michigan and its Fight for Peace.“

The submissions from Scarlett were described as “shining like a bright star” In addition to public acknowledgment and a photo with the mayor, each student received a certificate of achievement and a monetary prize.

According to Assistant Principal Jaye Peterson, a woman in the audience called out, “Kids! Can you all run for office?”

Congratulations to all the honorees!

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