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Kentucky Shines Bright At National History Day Contest

Frankfort, Ky (June 19, 2021) Thirty-one Kentucky students competed at the virtual National History Day Contest, held the week of June 13th. National History Day Kentucky (NHDKy) students won several accolades this year, including:

Third Place

Marli Hacker and Kaelyn Miracle from Page School Center (Bell County) for their Junior Group Performance entitled Communicating Through Books: How the Pack-Horse Librarians Brought the World to Appalachia. Watch the performance here.

Outstanding Junior Award

Junior Group Performance by Ava Blackledge, Mia Carver, and Caroline Carlisle from Rowan County Middle School for their performance Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Watch the performance here.

Outstanding Senior Award

Sarah Woosley from the Academy of Individual Excellence in Louisville for her paper entitled Communicating with Photographs: Photojournalism During the Great Depression. See Sarah’s paper here.

2021 Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award

Two Kentucky teachers were nominated: Amanda Smith from New Covenant Christian Academy in Hardin (junior nomination) and Ashley Adkins from Paducah Tilghman High School (senior nomination). Amanda was one of the top five finalists for the junior award.

For more information about National History Day and National History Day in Kentucky, visit our website.

Congratulations again from all of us here at KHS!

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