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Posted February 19, 2013

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Zuni Elementary Student Digs into History to Earn National Recognition

Fourth-grader named one of five runners-up in a Scholastic contest on rewriting history.

A Zuni Elementary fourth-grader went back in time, wrote about how she’d change events in Shakespeare’s day and came out with national recognition in Scholastic’s “Infinity Ring” Re-write History contest. Maylin Murray-Krezan’s story was selected as one of five runners-up out of 3,000 entries. 

The contest asked students in grades 4-9 to write a short story about how they would change history if they could travel back in time. Murray-Krezan wrote a detailed story of visiting England in the early-1600s to talk William Shakespeare out of retirement. Not only was she successful, her story earned each student in her class a copy of “Infinity Ring:  A Mutiny in Time,” autographed by author James Dashner. 

“I asked my students if they thought the concept was one that they were motivated to write about.  I got a resounding yes, and so I made it a whole class assignment,” Zuni teacher Debra Doss said. 

Doss said her class enjoyed the project. She said part of the reason Maylin’s story was successful is that she investigated daily life in Shakespeare’s time. The background work she did made her story feel more authentic. The class found that doing historical research in preparation for writing made the writing easier. 

Read Maylin’s story on the Scholastic website.

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