PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Hard work paid off for some Greene County Tech Junior High students who reconstructed history this year.
Roughly 145 students in Gary Yarborough's economics and civics classes spent the year creating a diorama of the Trail of Tears.
Each year, Mr. Yarborough's 9th-grade students work on a class project. In years past, students have made replicas of Presidents Lincoln, Taft and Madison. Mr. Yarborough even has a replica of Mount Rushmore in his classroom.
This year, the project won't be staying in Mr. Yarborough's class.
Instead, it's headed to a museum in Oklahoma.
Mr. Yarborough said the diorama will be placed in the Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva, Oklahoma.
It will head that way in late June or early July.
Last year, students constructed a replica of the U.S.S. Arkansas. It was put on permanent display at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in Little Rock.
Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.