JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students at a Region 8 school learned about an important time in our history in a different way on Thursday.
Jonesboro High School students listened to Vietnam Veteran Richard Carvell speak about his experiences when he served.
U.S. history, government, and economics teacher Jon Newman said listening to a speaker like Carvell is invaluable to the students' education.
"One of the hardest things for a history teacher is to try and make something relatable for the kids," Newman said. "This is an opportunity to have someone who lived the experience, have someone come here and talk about it. If you can make it relatable half the battle is won."
Cole Malugen said Carvell's speech was inspirational. "He's a good leader and he knows what he's talking about. I didn't know much about the Vietnam War until he came and talked to me about it," said Malugen, a high school junior.
Around 300 students listened to Mr. Carvell's presentation.