The Northfield Historical Society will celebrate the end of the school year with Student Community Outreach Program Experience (SCOPE) students May 17 at 6 p.m. as the eighth-grade group presents its final project about immigration in Northfield, Cultural Shift: Vietnamese and Mexican Immigration in Northfield. The event, at the NHS in downtown Northfield, is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
The poster session/presentation will feature the students discussing how they conducted oral histories and what they learned during the year-long project.
The SCOPE program is partnership between NHS and the Northfield School District. It was started in 1992 for gifted, talented, and highly motivated eighth graders. Previous SCOPE projects have included the writing of a third-grade textbook titled Our Story; the creation of a Museum of Northfield Education currently housed at Northfield Middle School; and a James-Younger Gang history and field guide titled Caught in the Storm.