All fourth graders in South Dakota study state history. At St. Elizabeth Seton in Rapid City, students are assigned a contemporary or historical person to research. It's called 'Famous Faces' and it's their big spring project.
Thursday, many showed-off their hard work with displays, a brief speech and they even dressed in costumes portraying a Famous Face in South Dakota history.
Ten-year-old Kylie Tornow was assigned to learn about KOTA Territory's own Helene Duhamel, the longest serving news broadcaster in western South Dakota.
"I liked the assignment because I learn about people who lived in our community, important people in our community," Tornow said.
The students learned about many other Famous South Dakota Faces: including Poker Alice, National TV host Mary Hart, Hookey Jack, Bronc Rider Casey Tibbs, Rapid City Mayo Sam Kooiker, Red Cloud, Carrie Ingals and more.