Students in Mr. Michael McLaughlin's World History II course recently took a trip back in time to the medieval period. After learning about the feudal political system of the Middle Ages, students participated in a re-enactment of a knighting ceremony.
In fourth period Lady Leah O'Neill presided over the ceremonies. Court musician Dakota Rolkosky set the stage with his talented harp playing. Josh Luke and Michael McGill, Guards of the Lady, led the procession into the Great Hall of Room 105. Lady-in-waiting Kara Krivanec stood in attendance at the grand ceremony as the entire court stood to welcome Lady Leah. Next, Antonio Migues Jr. processed in before the dias and knelt before Lady Leah. The Lady knighted Sir Antonio in the name of Saint Michael and Saint George and commanded that he be loyal, brave, and true.
Other classes knighted such gentlemen as Sir Clarke of Copponex, Sir Samuel of Hopkins, and Sir Malik of Pleasant.
Students are now working on the first of many essays for Mr. McLaughlin. This week's essay topic asks students to examine whether or not the term Dark Age is an appropriate way to describe the Middle Ages, a period that lasted from 476 AD to around the fourteenth century.