Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Students, parents and teachers gathered at the Mercer Mall Monday morning to learn about everything from coal mining to the underground railroad as part of the Mercer County Schools Social Studies Fair.
Students were to research their topic of choice and then present a display and make a speech on the subject before the crowd. Some topics presented included the history of coal mining in West Virginia, weather in the Mountain State, the history of the underground railroad and the life of Sacagawea.
Tanner Gravely, a fifth grade student at Athens School, said he learned about different natural disasters that occur within the state when researching his project.
“The coolest thing I learned about was wind storms, like the one that hit last summer,” Gravely said. “My favorite part was putting together and organizing my board. I liked putting the pictures on it.”