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Student discusses research with U.S. Congressional Representative in Washington D.C.!
While competing in the National History Day in Washington D.C., sixth grader Bethany Vaughan met with U.S. Representative
John Culberson on the steps of the nation's capital and discussed her research concerning the reasons for the United States decision
to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Left: Bethany Vaughan with her second place in Texas winning paper on display during National History Day
at the University of Maryland.
Above, from left: Father, Alan Vaughan; sister Amy Vaughan; mother; Jill Vaughan, Bethany Vaughan, Rep. John Culberson,
teacher Deric Barber, teacher's wife Chihiro Barber.
Johnston's own sixth grade historian Bethany Vaughan's research titled "To Drop the Bomb or Not to Drop the Bomb: That is the Question"
was published in the latest issue of The Texas Historian. Bethany's work surrounding the controversy of the justifications for dropping
the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was compiled from her research at the Harry Truman library in Missouri, medical libraries,
interviews with people who lived during the time of the bombings, and countless primary sources, books and articles.