They Boy's Crusade

They Boy's Crusade
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  • Survivor Interviews
  • Jaws
  • The project
  • Disqualififcation
  • History Fair
  • USS Indianapolis: The Ship of Doom!
  • You can leave your project here, many people will be able to see it.
  • Scott's interest was piqued when him and his dad were watching the Jaws Movie, and a character was talking about how he survived the Indianapolis sinking.
  • Oppertunity Rises
  • USS Indianapolis: The Ship of Doom!
  • After Scott interviewed Maurice Bell, he sent out a questionaire to the remaining survivors. Scott recieved lots of useful information from them for his project.
  • Publicity Rises
  • So, how much progress have you made so far attempting to clear Captain McVay's name? 
  • After gathering up all of his research, he created a project that won school and county, but when he got to state he was disqualified because of having additional notebooks with information next to the project.
  • The Attempt to Clear McVay's Name
  • After being disqualified, local Governer Scarborough suggested to Scott to leave the project in his office, as many people who walk in will be able to see it. The town was a Navy town after all, so the project got lots of publicity.
  • The project and Scott got lots of attention. Scott went back and forth from new channels and shows very often. He even got to meet McVay's son, who had given Scott more evidence and some of McVay's belongings. He was popular because many people were shocked at how much a 12-year-old was interested in clearing McVay's name.
  • Scott strove on to clear McVay's name. Scott, multiple congress/political figures, and some survivors met with Congress to attempt to clear punishments from the sinking from McVay's name. Scott had with him evidence of successful S.O.S. signals, letters from former Navy members, etc.
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