Students win honors at North Carolina History Day
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Seven Pitt County students received honors at the North Carolina History Day contest, held April 29 at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The theme for the 2016-17 school year was "Taking a Stand."
Junior winners were:
First place, individual exhibit, Lauren Hodgson of St. Peter Catholic School for “The Antarctic Treaty: Taking a Stand to Save Our Polar Continent.”
Second place, paper, Madeline Smith of St. Peter for “Rosa Parks: Taking a Stand by Sitting Down.”
Third place, individual documentary, Katie Brimhall of Hope Middle School for “Hamilton: Taking a Stand to Form a Nation.”
Third place, individual performance, Elliana Proctor of St. Peter for “Nellie Bly Takes a Stand for the Insane.”
Senior winners were:
First place, individual documentary, Shelby Jones of J.H. Rose High School for “More Than a Game: The GAA and Irish Independence.”
Second place, individual website, Serena Chu of South Central High School for “Hefina Headon: Victory to the Miners!”
Third place, individual documentary, MacLaine Jones,“Bonhoeffer: Standing for Justice.”
The two top winners in various categories at the state level are invited to participate in next month's National History Day in College Park, Md.