Kentucky students win awards at National History Day

On June 20, 2020, National History Day national contest awards took place virtually. This year, Kentucky had several finalists and a special prize winner!

KY Outstanding Affiliate Awards

Every year, each of the 58 affiliates recognizes two projects, one junior and one senior. This year Kentucky recognized:
  • Abigail Stanger, Senior Paper, "Eunice Hunton Carter: the Lost Story of a Harlem Lawyer that Took Down America's Most Notorious Mob Boss and Shattered Barriers for African American Women" Marshall County High School, Benton, KY
  • Jasmine Kelley, Junior Individual Exhibit, "Dominique Dawes: Changing the Color of Gymnastics" St. Nicholas Academy in Louisville, KY
Finalists Only the top project from each judging unit moves onto the final round of judging. Each of the 58 affiliates may send two projects from each category and division.
  • Jasmine Kelley, Junior Individual Exhibit, "Dominique Dawes: Changing the Color of Gymnastics" St. Nicholas Academy in Louisville, KY
  • Montana Leigers, Senior Individual Exhibit, "Smarter, Stronger, Kinder: How Sesame Street Broke Barriers in Children's Educational Television to Create Meaningful Change" Windsor Academy Homeschool, Richmond, KY

History of Agriculture and Rural Life Special Prize 

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society, the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. Founded in 1919, the Agricultural History Society exists to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.
  • ​Alexander Stumbur, Junior Individual Exhibit, "Pack Horse Library Project: Breaking the Boundaries of Poverty and Illiteracy" Winburn Middle School, Lexington, KY 
We are proud of all students who participated in National History Day this year and thank you to all of the parents, teachers, judges, school administrators, and students who supported this program. For more information about National History Day in Kentucky, see https://history.ky.gov/for-educators/national-history-day/.

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