Eighth grade students showed us that the past is very much alive. Each student researched and presented an event that happened during the time of the American Revolution but instead of a normal poster or power point these students wore T-shirts depicting and explaining their events. Their T-shirts also showed the significance of the event – what impact did the Battle of Saratoga have? Why is the Olive Branch Petition important? The 8th grade students of St. Gerard know. What’s more, throughout the day they were living examples of the impact of the past for their peers at school as well as other members of the community. Brought together, these students created a valuable living timeline to remind us not only the power of our independence but also the power of our past.