Gifted education students visit state Capitol

Published: Feb. 9, 2016 at 10:00 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2016 at 10:49 PM CST
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JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - About 50 gifted education students from Lamar County were in Jackson Tuesday to showcase what they have done over the past year.
This gave the group an opportunity to meet with their local legislators and see the lawmaking process first hand.

This particular group of fourth graders were from Oak Grove Elementary.
The students brought their project called the Pine Belt legacy, which focused on forestry and the history of the Pine Belt.

It also showed the impact of the timber industry and how it propelled the origin of Hattiesburg.

They demonstrated their work on community service projects, art projects and detailed an interview with Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree with the concept of a new city logo.

"It really shows the legislature what gifted education can do for the students and how it's different from regular education and how it deserves funding because we are able to take smaller groups of students and do amazing projects that we couldn't do in the regular classroom," said Amy Massey, a fourth grade gifted program teacher.

Gifted studies groups from across the state were at the state capitol for the event.

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