Mysteries in History is Exploring the Past

Mysteries in History is Exploring the Past

Camille Mergenthaler, Staff Writer

Four 8th graders discouraged that they could not spend time together, decided to start a detective, social studies mix, club. The name of the club is called Mysteries in History and focuses on diving into unexplained natural phenomenons, such as the Loch Ness monster. 

We do a chosen topic (such as the dancing plague of 1518, or Roanoke colonies), and focus on it for several weeks, taking notes, collaborating, and chatting, and at the end of about a couple of weeks (depending on how complex the topic is), we write a report on it talking about our hypothesis and conclusion to our thoughts. 

This group is lead by Mrs. Gabbrielle Tripuzzi, the 8th-grade red pod social studies teacher, and meets on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 PM. 

This is purely for fun, and there is no homework or grades. We are open to new members and are excited to see who wants to join! 

We asked Mrs. Tripuzzi, why she decided to lead this club and how she got interested in history.“I really enjoy working with students any chance I can get. I enjoy getting to know students’ interests, inside and outside of school. MiH gives me that opportunity to connect with my awesome students. My interest in history really started when I helped my dad study for his US citizenship test in 7th grade. I was amazed at all of the information he was expected to know and I was interested in learning it myself.” This is purely for fun, and there is no homework or grades. We are open to new members and are excited to see who wants to join!