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Vermont 10th grader creates web presentation celebrating same-sex marriage in Florida

A framegrab from a Zeega by social studies student Emily Richards, a 10th grader at U-32 High School in Vermont.
A framegrab from a Zeega by social studies student Emily Richards, a 10th grader at U-32 High School in Vermont.

Social studies student Emily Richards, a 10th grader at U-32 High School in Vermont, has created a Zeega presentation about gay rights and Florida becoming the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

“I am a student at U-32 High School in Vermont, and as a part of a project for my Social Studies class, I have created a presentation called a ‘Zeega.’ As you will see if you choose to view it, it combines a presentation of images, text, music, and gifs to deliver a potentially powerful message,” Emily writes in an email to the Miami Herald.

“I feel strongly about gay rights, and being able to illustrate the journey that has been made with both the people and our government,” she writes. “I researched and developed a presentation which I believe does just this, and that can show other people that too. I understand that on January 5th, the ability to marry someone of the same-sex became effective in Florida, which is why I decided that I wanted to send my presentation to your newspaper.”

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