In the spring of 2017, Mr. Malkowski and Ms. Ruiz signed on to participate in an international project through their 20th Century Wars elective classes. Coordinated by the Australian National Maritime Museum, schools from the United States, Australia, and Japan produced documentary films capturing the local impact of the events of World War II's Pacific Theater. Additionally, a video essay contest was held to select one student from each country to participate in a friendship ceremony aboard the USS Missouri on the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks, December 7.
Click the link for more information and to find out how you can watch the friendship ceremony online at 7 pm Pacific time. Follow @aoc_asb for pictures from the trip.