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Students Focus on Community Through ‘History to Schools’ Program

Forest Hills School District students enjoy a full day of all things Anderson Township during the History to Schools program.

After a three-year COVID-related hiatus, the History to Schools program returns this spring with students invited to connect the past to their present. This year’s events run for five weeks during March and April.

Several local organizations weave together activities and experiences involving township history, Anderson’s safety services, a nature walk and pioneer school days. A highlight of the event is bicycle safety lessons, which allow students to ride through an obstacle course. At the end of the day, students take home a tree seedling to plant as a part of Arbor Day. Participants include Anderson Township, the Anderson Township Historical Society and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Trustee Chair Dee Stone said having the students in Anderson Center for the day and engaging with them is always a highlight. “I love seeing young people in our Anderson Center building and learning the history of our community,” Stone said. “These kids are interested. When they come in, they are excited about the day. It is one of my favorite things.”