National History Day in Kentucky Region 4 State Contest Qualifiers

The Kentucky Historical Society and the History Department at Eastern Kentucky University hosted the National History Day in Kentucky Region 4 Contest on Saturday, March 4. We welcomed students from Jessamine, Fayette, Whitley, Laurel and Madison Counties for this first regional contest of the NHDKy season. The students and their projects listed below qualified for the opportunity to compete at the National History Day in Kentucky State Contest at the University of Kentucky on April 22.

Students presented their exhibits, documentaries, websites, performances and papers featuring topics related to this year’s national theme, “Taking a Stand in History.” Each student or group showed their project to a panel of judges that determined which projects would qualify for the NHDKy State Contest. The top 1/3 of projects in each category advances to the NHDKy State Contest. To find out more or to become involved in this program visit: www.nhd.org or www.history.ky.gov/nhdky.

Junior Group Exhibit Eddie Woolery, Cole Taylor, Tyler Dedic; Velvet Revolution; Model Laboratory School, Madison County
Bella-Claire Carter, Ellen Bohannon; The Race to Equality: Jesse Owens’s Stand Against Racism in the 1930’s; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Harrison Higgs, Evan Blakeman; Carrie Nation; Model Laboratory School, Madison County

Senior Group Exhibit Luke Botner, Drew Beechum, Bailee Gibbs; William Wells Brown; Corbin High School, Whitley County
Blakeley Carr, Ebony Burke; Elizabeth Blackwell; Corbin High School, Whitley County

Junior Individual Exhibit Anna Walters; Marquis de Lafayette: America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman; East Jessamine Middle School, Jessamine County
Aubrey White; Pants for All: Amelia Bloomer; East Jessamine Middle School; Jessamine County
Ashley Armstrong; Charlotte Gilman and Her Stand Against the Traditional Female Image; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Emma Lauritzen; Evolving Ideas: John Scopes standing up for the theory of evolution in the scopes monkey trial; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County

Senior Individual Exhibit
Victoria Patterson; March on Selma; North Laurel High School, Laurel County
Bethany Owens; Viola Gregg Liuzzo; Corbin High School, Whitley County

Junior Group Website
Sarah Ming, Judy Lee, Lynn Ye; The Battle of Salamis: Taking a Stand for Unity in 480 B.C.E.; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Kate Messerli, Corinne King; Around the Campfire: John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt Taking a Stand in Yosemite; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Matthew Klee, Ava Chen; Gideon v. Wainwright: A Citizen’s Stand for Counsel; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County

Senior Group Website
Brenna Ingle, Katie Ingle, Alyssa Sipple, Kiana Wine, Lauren Blackburn; Carrie Nation; Corbin High School, Whitley County
Blake Rutherford, Ethan Gooch; Cassius Clay; Madison Central High School, Madison County
Paige Freeman, Jessica Miracle; Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; Corbin High School, Whitley County

Junior Individual Website
Sadie Bograd; A Punch to the Gut: One Magazine’s Stand on Privacy Rights; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Lian Denmann; “All Changed, Changed Utterly”: The 1916 Easter Rising; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Sneha Amrit; Alan Turing, Turning History; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County

Senior Individual Website
Reese Helton; Muhammad Ali; Corbin High School, Whitley County

Junior Paper
Evan Winkler; Taking a Stand for Equality: The Role of Radical Republicans in Reconstruction; Morton Middle School, Fayette County
Juliann Hyatt; From Force-Fed to Free: Alice Paul’s Stance for the Nineteenth Amendment; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Ayush Kumar; The Massacre That Was: Tiananmen Square, 1989; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Abby Shadwick; The Country Needed Men, and I Wanted Excitement; Morton Middle School, Fayette County
Angela Sun; Florence Nightingale: How the Lady with the Lamp Took a Stand to Change the Face of Nursing; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County

Senior Paper
Austin Li; The Sherman Anti-Trust Act: Taking a Stand Against Monopolies; Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Fayette County
Sarah Pederson; Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Founder of the Women’s Suffrage Movement; Corbin High School, Whitley County
Aleah Archer; “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”: Richard Pratt’s Perspective on the Post-Reconstruction Native American Assimilation; East Jessamine High School, Jessamine County

Junior Individual Performance
Abigail Burczyk; Betty Ford: Taking a Stand For Those Buried in Addiction; East Jessamine Middle School, Jessamine County
Garrett Peavler; Constitutional Conflict: Hamilton’s Battle to Save the Nation; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Sean Gelston; Hitler: Stand Against Marxism/Communism; For Radical Purity; East Jessamine Middle School, Jessamine County

Junior Individual Documentary
Katherine Henson; Brave in the Attempt: The Story of Special Olympics; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Lily Gardner; Proletariat Politics: A Documentary; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Zoe Jenkins; The Greensboro Four: Taking a Seat Against Segregation; Winburn Middle School; Fayette County

Senior Individual Documentary
Zakia Holland; Frank X Walker; Madison Central High School, Madison County

Junior Group Documentary
Diego Correa, Aiden Campbell; Iwo Jima: Flag Raisers; Model Laboratory School, Madison County

Senior Group Documentary
Joley Helton, Jessica Keith, Kaitlyn Lawson, Jill Helton; Little Rock Nine; Corbin High School, Whitley County

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