National History Day in Kentucky Region 5 State Contest Qualifiers

The Kentucky Historical Society and Northern Kentucky University hosted the National History Day in Kentucky Region 5 Contest on Saturday, March 25. We welcomed students from Kenton, Fayette, Campbell, Pendleton, Scott and Grant Counties for this fifth 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 one-third of projects in each category advances. To find out more or to become involved in this program visit: nhd.org or history.ky.gov/nhdky.

Junior Individual Documentary
Anna Thornton; The Cuban Missile Crisis: Last Man Standing; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Sitara True; The Little Rock Nine: A Stand Against School Segregation; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Trey Courtney; How the First Five American Presidents Took a Stand Against Great Britain; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County

Senior Individual Documentary
Jenna Cayze; Standing up with a Paintbrush: Art during the Holocaust; Notre Dame Academy, Kenton County

Senior Group Documentary
Morgan Spivey, Annie Gronotte, Katie Schuh, Macy Seiter, Morgan Bezold; Tiananmen Square Massacre: An Untold Story in History; Notre Dame Academy, Kenton County
Hanna Sweeney, Megan Heeb, Bella Howard, Emma Donaghy; The Buddhist Crisis: Taking a Stand Against Religious Discrimination; Notre Dame Academy, Kenton County
Isabel Coomes, Angela Kyntchev, Anna Resing, Olivia Ossege, Onali Fernando; Sirimavo Bandaranaike: A Woman Respected Worldwide; Notre Dame Academy, Kenton County

Junior Paper
Taylor Diamond; Nat Turner: The Rebellion That Defined an Era; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Emma Chandler; Jeannette Rankin: Standing up for Pacifism and Suffrage; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Roxanne Lockard; All Nations Allowed Except Carry: Cary Nation and Her Stand Against Alcohol; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Ethan Sexton; Roger Williams: Taking a Stand for the Separation of Church and State; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Bess Thornton; Nelson Mandela: Taking a Stand in History, Belief, and Struggle; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Mia Tyler; The Boston Tea Party: The Party that Changed America Forever; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County

Senior Paper
David Ma; A Rebel With a Cause: Korematsu vs. the United States; Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Fayette County

Junior Group Website
Summer Lalley, Kimberly McCoy; Martin Luther King, Jr.: Fighting for Rights; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County

Senior Group Website
Gracie Bernhard, Lydia Bruns, Theresa Berling; Sophie Scholl: A Human Rights Activist; Notre Dame Academy, Kenton County
Reka Gal, Zsombor Gal, Rohith Kesaraju, Akhil Kesaraju; The Swedish Liberator: Raoul Wallenberg; Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Fayette County
Katie Draud, Abby Noll, Belle Morgan, Casey Shelton; Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti; Notre Dame Academy, Kenton County

Junior Group Exhibit
Zach Caplette, Zach Williams; Tuskegee Airmen: Yesterday’s Future; Grant County Middle School, Grant County
Abigail Phillips, Claudia Spratt, Dani Zepahua; Madam CJ Walker: Taking a Stand For Afircan-American Women; Grant County Middle School, Grant County

Senior Group Exhibit
Abby Dressman, Sally Smith, Delaney Lewis; Nelson Mandela; Father of the New South Africa; Notre Dame Academy, Kenton County
Riley Crawford, Clare Butler, Caroline Schuh, Rosemary Schuh; Frederick Douglass; Notre Dame Academy, Kenton County

Junior Individual Exhibit
Dorottya Gal; A Picnic that Changed History: Cracking the Iron Curtain; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Mallory Ford; Dr. Jonas Salk and His Polio Vaccine; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Grace Lyons; Resistance, Riveting Rosie’s, and Rights!; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Elizabeth Moore; Tyranny and Treachery: Aaron Burr Takes a Stand for Honor; Winburn Middle School, Fayette County
Trey Gronotte; Pee Wee Reese: The Captain’s Stand for Tolerance and Integration; St. Pius X, Kenton County
Emma Sherman; Pablo Picasso: A New Way of Seeing; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County

Senior Individual Exhibit
Natalie Gerdes; Wangari Maathai; Notre Dame Academy, Kenton County

Junior Individual Website
Blake James; The Freedom Stand; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Asmita Karki; John Brown: Stand Against Slavery; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Danielle Lake; Jacob Riis: Reporter and Reformer; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Jack Ayoob; Nelson Mandela’s Fight Against Apartheid; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Megan Bradley; Jane Goodall; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Jaylin Basinger; Bernie Sanders: The Start for Future to Believe In; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Ty Buck; A man of courage who spoke in a time of terror: Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Aidan Christian West; Holloway Fields Jr. and his lasting impact not only on the University of Kentucky but the Nation; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Brit Buchanan; Eunice Kennedy Shriver; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Gabriel Roman; Mikhail Gorbachev: The Soviet Who Took A Stand for Peace; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Isabella Squire; Juliette Morgan: An Unlikely Activist; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Abigail Stevenson; The Stonewall Riots; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Alyssa Loiselle; Margaret Brown: The Unsinkable; Royal Spring Middle School, Scott County
Grecia Lara Martinez; Girabaldi; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County
Henry Noll; Harvey Milk; Leestown Middle School, Fayette County

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