Being encouraged by the last year’s second place, our eight graders joined the project „Unnoticed Heros“ again. They prepared a presentation on Fedor Ruppelt (1886 – 1979) – the Lutheran bishop persecuted during the communist regime, which lasted for long 40 years.
For the conference’s third year, student teams from all over Slovakia presented their projects in Bratislava. The conference was held under auspices of Iveta Radicova, the Slovak prime minister. The author and the sponsor of the project „Unnoticed Heros “ Frantisek Neupauer expressed his satisfaction and gratitude that “students have been able to identify people whose attitudes and activities contributed to reestablishing freedom in our country.”
Both students and their teachers were given a profound program including the national parliament tour and a tour of bunkers protecting borders with the former western block. In the Slovak national theater, the conference participants were invited to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which contributed to the fall of communism in the Eastern Europe in 1989.