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Updated: 03/22/2014 08:00:00AM

Showing off their history

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Judge Jeri Hammond questions Kourtney Jones and Stephanie Taylor of McKeel Academy on their display at Friday's History Fair in Bartow.

PHOTO BY AL PALMER

Megan Lewis and Aryanna Hornedo had to answer judges questions when their display was judged at Friday's History Fair in Bartow.

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History teacher David Simmons talks with his Cherokee maiden, Alyssa Hatfield, before the group from Berkeley Accelerated Middle School made their presentation at Friday's annual Polk County School History Fair in Bartow.

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Shaye Feagles, a ninth grader from Polk Pre-Collegiate Academy talked with judges about Fashion and Freedom at Friday's History Fair in Bartow.

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Sarah Burdette, Rylee Brown and Leah Stambaugh, all of Berkeley Accelerated Middle School, get ready for their history presentation on women's right to a higher education at Friday's History Fair in Bartow.

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This display illustrates the Groveland Four's battle for civil rights and was one of dozens students prepared for Friday's Polk County History Fair held in Bartow.

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Women's roles in World War II were the topic of this display prepared for judging at Friday's History Fair in Bartow.

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Sarah Tucker of McKeel Academy makes a presentation on Women's suffrage to a panel of judges at Friday's History Fair in Bartow.

By CATHY PALMER

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About 230 Polk County students from middle and high schools showed off their knowledge of history on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Polk County School District’s 15th Annual History Fair held in Bartow.

Students from 19 Polk schools and some home-schooled students shared their knowledge of “Rights and Responsibilities in History” with judges through documentaries, Web pages, performances, historical papers and exhibits.

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