Students in Mr. Greg Marsh's eighth grade American History classes at the Newcomerstown Middle School recently started learning about the Civil War. To promote student involvement, all of the eighth grade classes had the opportunity to debate the image of the Confederate battle flag. Students either defended the image or spoke out against it. In one of the classes, students had the opportunity to not only debate against their classmates, but also against Mr. Marsh, student-teacher Mr. Jason Leggett, Principal Jason Peoples and Superintendent Jeff Staggs. The students really enjoyed the debate and gained some perspective about the topic.