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Anne Frank exhibits opening night draws large attendance
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Regina McDonald of Lugoff talks to her daughter, Alyssa, about one of the panels in the Anne Frank exhibit that opened at Lugoff-Elgin High School Thursday evening. Mother and daughter said they watched an Anne Frank movie the night before to prepare for viewing the exhibit. - photo by Haley Atkinson
A large turnout of students, parents, faculty staff and community members marked a successful opening Thursday night at Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) of an international traveling exhibit focused on Anne Frank, whose diary chronicled her family’s attempts to hide from Nazis during World War II. The exhibit opened at L-EHS with an introduction by former student Coy Gibson, a dramatic reading by L-EHS senior Michaela Miller and a presentation by Stover Middle School Social Studies teacher Sarah Spoto. L-EHS students acted as docents, or tour guides, for the exhibit, answering questions from attendees and relating their own connections to the learning experience. Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendant Dr. Frank Morgan said he was “overwhelmed by the quality of the whole exhibition (including) the video, the kids in the class talking about human rights and the docents themselves.