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Natrona County School District Athletics & Activities Office began organizing the District 3 History Day event four years ago and in that time we have grown from 16 entries and 27 students to 117 entries and 185 students! National History Day is an academic program that engages 6th to 12th grade students in historical research.
The District 3 History Day competition was held at Kelly Walsh High School Saturday, March 21, 2015. The entries include documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and web site categories in both a junior division (6-8 grades) and a senior division (9-12 grades). The judges, who evaluate their entries, are comprised of professional historians and educators. Every student participating choses a historical topic related to the annual theme. This year’s theme was Leadership and Legacy in History. Students discover the exciting world of the past and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, research and reading skills, oral and written communication and presentation skills, self-esteem and confidence, and a sense of responsibility for and involvement in the democratic process for future success by competing in History Day. More than five million students have gone on to careers in business, medicine, law, and countless other disciplines where they are putting into practice what they learned.
The top three winners in each category advance to the State competition April 12 & 13 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY and the program culminates at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest June 14-18 at the University of Maryland at College Park.
The Wold Foundation donated $2,000 to the History Day competition to be used for monetary awards for first, second and third place winners to assist them with State History Day expenses.
The Wold Foundation, created in 1985 by the Wold family:
Thank you to Mr. Peter Wold for being present to congratulate each of the winners and hand them their certificates.
Pictured, with Mr. Peter Wold, are the first place winners in each category:
Senior Group Documentary
2nd place – “Jackie Robinson: An American Legend,” by Katelyn Sims, Hannah Taylor, and Madison Torczon, Kelly Walsh
3rd place – “John Wooden Would Win,” by Ethan Hamilton and Joshua Pierantoni, Kelly Walsh
Junior Individual Documentary
2nd – “Women’s Running: The Legacy of Katherine Switzer and Roberta Gibb” by Abby Phillips, Dean Morgan
Senior Individual Documentary
Junior Group Exhibit
2nd place – “Jane Goodall – Saving the World One Chimp at a Time,” by Makenzie Anderson, Laura Hoversland, and Samantha Veauthier, St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School
3rd place – “Disney Animation,” by Ashton Bower, Grace Claire, and Avery Delaney, St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School
Senior Group Exhibit
2nd place – “Terrorist Takeover,” by Emily Applegate, Jaliegah Davis, Michaela Gromer, and Abree Hill, Kelly Walsh
3rd place – “The Band that Changed the World,” by Lance Adams, Londynn Calkin, and Hailey Everard, Kelly Walsh
Junior Individual Exhibit
2nd place – “Coca-Cola,” by Stone Gariety, St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School
3rd place – “Frank Lloyd Wright,” by Livi Edginton, St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School
Senior Individual Exhibit
2nd place – “Golden Rule Legacy,” by Kasen Urhammer, Natrona
3rd place – “Walt Disney: A Leader of Dreams and a Legacy of Inspiration,” by Emma Geddes, Kelly Walsh
2nd place – “The Legacy of Qin Shi Huangdi,” by Sam Mabey, Kelly Walsh
3rd place – “Seen Through the Eyes of Virginia Apgar,” by Abby Orr, Kelly Walsh
Junior Group Performance
2nd Place – “J. M. Barrie: Never Growing Old Story,” by Riley Delk and Gentry Hiser, Poison Spider
Senior Individual Performance
2nd place – “Marie Curie: The Radiating Woman,” by Bailey Anderson, Kelly Walsh
3rd place – “Bob Fosse: Setting a New Standard in Musical Theatre,” by Michaela Winter, Natrona
Senior Group Web Site
1st place – “Elizabeth Blackwell: Reforming Women’s Rights,” by Emily Adkins and Caitlinne Chenoweth, Kelly Walsh
2nd place – “FFA Leadership and Lasting Legacies,” by Lexy Forgey and Gabi Reimann, Kelly Walsh
3rd place – “Oh The Places He Went” The Legacy of Dr. Seuss,” by Hailey Apolloni, Grace Czelleca, and Jade Palmer, Kelly Walsh
Junior Individual Web Site
2nd place – “Martin’s Cove,” by Colter Helm, Poison Spider
Senior Individual Web Site
1st place – “Diana Spencer: Legacy of a Humanitarian,” by Shanaea VanderPol, Kelly Walsh
2nd place – “Susan B. Anthony: Society-Changing Feminist,” by Brittney Scarlett, Kelly Walsh
3rd place – Theodor Roosevelt: A Leader in Confrontation With a legacy of Conservation,” by Jocelyn Engen, Kelly Walsh
The judges appreciated the wide variety of primary sources and have chosen as the recipient of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Award in the Junior Documentary category. This award went to “Martin Luther King, Jr.,” by McKenzie Wood, St. Anthony Tri-Parish Catholic School
*courtesy of NCSD Athletics and Activities Office