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Highlighting some history in the making

Ruby McFarland
Special to the Appeal

When does history happen? History is our everyday events that happened yesterday. The reason I’m telling you this is because I’d like to tell you about a young man, 12 years old, that I had mentioned last year. He is making his mark in the community and he will probably make his presence known in whatever he does. His name is Tim Taylor.

Tim is in scouting, is an A student and plants a vegetable garden to give vegetables to those in need. His most recent endeavor was second place in the seventh-grade category for physical science. This was at the Western Nevada Regional Science and Engineering Fair. He is making history.

I like to give credit to our young people who are doing things that you seldom hear about. This young man doesn’t toot his own horn, so I’ll toot it for him.

This year Tim is increasing the size of his garden to four times bigger than last year. He is already transplanting his seedlings into larger pots until he can put them outside. His garden last year was a huge success and gave a lot of folks fresh vegetables they otherwise might not have been able to afford. He will probably have a lot of people stopping by this year because – have you seen the price of vegetables?

Since Tim received second place on his science fair project he was nominated to participate in the national science fairs. One of the fairs is “Discovery Education’s Young Scientist Challenge 2008.” The second is the “Society for Science and the Public for 2008.” Tim has hopes of becoming a finalist in either of these national science contests and to take a trip to Washington D.C.

Tim also received the seventh grade “Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award” and a bronze medallion from the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, Office of Naval Research during the ceremonies at the Regional Science Fair.

There are a lot of young folks in our area that do things worth noting.

I hear of them a lot from proud parents and grandparents in the Dayton Area. They are making history believe it or not. It’s just these kinds of people who made the history throughout times past.

The Dayton Museum is located on Shady Lane and Logan in Old Town Dayton. The web site is daytonnvhistory.org. Group tours are available. Call 246-5543, 246-8382 or 246-0441.

• Ruby McFarland has lived in Dayton since October 1987, she serves as a board member of the Dayton historical society and a docent at the museum.