June 27 2019

Rep. Gordon Recognizes MSMS Students Who Participated in National History Day



Burlington middle school students who participated in a national history in the nation’s capitol were recognized by Burlington’s state representative last week. 


Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) paid a visit to Marshall Simonds Middle School to recognize four Burlington students who successfully competed in the 45th annual National History Day event in Washington, D.C. 


Seventh graders Nolan Martin, Matthew Shannon and Emerson Waisnor finished in second place in their group, presenting a video documentary on the events that led to the public disclosure of the Woburn water contamination in the 1980s. Sixth grader Julia Shvartsman presented a performance about Rosie the Riveter, the World War II legend who paved the way for women’s workplace rights.


This year’s theme was Triumph and Tragedy in History. 


“I loved meeting some of the Burlington community’s younger students and hearing their views about these important topics,” said Gordon. “With young people who devote so much thought to our local and national challenges, know our future will be in good hands.”


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