Unique History Lesson in West Seneca

March 15, 2011 Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 7:17 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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March 15, 2011 Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 7:17 PM EDT

(West Seneca, N.Y.) Fifth graders at Winchester Elementary School in West Seneca have been busy researching history - the school's history.

What they discovered is a link to the past.

Both the first principal and the first student to enter the school in 1939 are still alive.

Channel Seven's Ed Reilly shows us how these young history detectives learned a lot about the present by studying the past.