Zombie threat averted, student body assured

Lucy Liao portrays the president as the Thomas Jefferson Middle School students held a “Zombie Apocalypse” press conference at the school Friday as part of the Explore, Enrich, Research program.

Lucy Liao portrays the president as the Thomas Jefferson Middle School students held a “Zombie Apocalypse” press conference at the school Friday as part of the Explore, Enrich, Research program. Photo by Julie Smith.

A mock press conference held Friday by 15 eighth-grade students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School as part of their EER (Explore, Enrich, Research) studies described how the students applied a possible zombie attack to several courses of information.

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“Brain research scientist” Joey Mendez, right, talks about the different regions of the brain and how the zombie virus attacks the various sectors. At left is Colton Hart, also a “scientist.”

The students were tasked with answering this question: “How would our country handle a global crisis?”

Teacher Suzanne Luther said she was pleased with the students’ presentation and noted they developed more research topics than they could explain in the time allotted. “But they were able to answer questions based on their research,” she said.

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