June 21, 2011
Missouri Students Win Honors at National Contest
Missouri students once again made the Show-Me State proud at the annual National History Day (NHD) competition at the University of Maryland-College Park, June 12-16.
Fifty-eight Missouri students participated in the competition, in which students are judged on the quality of their research and presentation. Projects were based on this year’s annual theme, Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences, and were entered in five categories: museum style exhibit, interpretive Web site, multimedia documentary, dramatic performance, and research paper.
- Riya Mehta from Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, won the third place Bronze Medal for her Senior Individual Performance, “The Forgotten War: A Diplomatic Failure” about the Korean War.
- Sophia Mauro from Barstow School in Kansas City placed 5th for her Junior Individual Performance, “The Integration of Kansas City's Black and White Hospitals.”
- Derek Carter from Joplin High School in Joplin placed 6th for his Senior Individual Documentary, “Bitter Relations: The Camp David Accords and the Egypt−Israel Peace Treaty."
- Sophia Mauro from Barstow School in Kansas City won Outstanding State Entry for her Junior Individual Performance, “The Integration of Kansas City's Black and White Hospitals."
- Kassie Lawrence, Hannah Moore, Alexa Grissom, and Morgin Marcus from Gideon High School in Gideon won Outstanding State Entry for their Senior Group Performance, “Kill The Indian, Save The Man.”
posted @ 1:08 PM
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