Student Projects


  • Dr. James Ramirez
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    Dr. James Ramirez
    Dr. James Hernandez
    Few people have done more than Dr. James Hernandez for OPS students and teachers and Mexican American students and teachers, in particular.
  • Dr. LaFlesche Picotte
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    Dr. LaFlesche Picotte
    Learn more about the first Native American female doctor and her work with the Omaha people
  • Dorothy Eure & Lerlean Johnson
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    Dorothy Eure & Lerlean Johnson
    Ms. Eure and Ms. Johnson fought for civil rights for African Americans and worked to integrate the Omaha Public Schools and bring African American teachers to the District.
  • Dorothy Patach
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    Dorothy Patach
    Dorothy Patach
    Ms. Patach, the daughter of Czech immigrants, is a nurse, teacher, South Omaha advocate and environmentalist.
  • Edward Zorinsky
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    Edward Zorinsky
    Mr. Zorinsky, the child of Russian immigrants, was the first Jewish person elected to statewide office in Nebraska.
  • Judge Elizabeth Pittman
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    Judge Elizabeth Pittman
    Justice Pittman held many "firsts" including being Omaha's first African American judge
  • Bob Campos
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    Bob Campos
    Businessmen Bob Campos was born in South Omaha to Mexican immigrant parents. He built a successful construction company. He has never forgotten where he came from and gives back generously with his time and resources.
  • Black Elk
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    Black Elk
    This project explores the life and legacy of Black Elk, a member of the Lakota Sioux tribe.
  • Omaha Tribe
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    Omaha Tribe
    Learn more about the tribe after which our city is named: the Omaha
  • Senator Edward Danner
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    Senator Edward Danner
    Edward Danner spent his career as a Nebraska State senator advocating for his Community.