By Kayla Bell
Skylar chose a project about the rites of passage of a Native American or immigrant group. Her family had always talked about her Choctaw heritage, and she wanted to learn more.
"That's also what I'm trying to do," Skylar said.
Below: "Skylar Jones, 12, right, and her mother, Beth, pack up her project in the gym of Liberty Academy so they can move to the Victoria Fine Arts Center for her presentation Tuesday during the district showcase of the Texas Performance Standards Project. Skylar's mother helped her complete her project, which traced her Choctaw heritage and examined both the past, present and a possible future of her descendants." (Angeli Wright)