Spirit of the Pioneer

BHS Student Newspaper 2008-09

Individual in History: National History Day

Posted by bhspioneerspirit on May 7, 2009

Lily Allder
Student’s all over Arkansas competed in this year’s National History Day. The theme this year was the Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.

“This combination of the right person at the right time in history has powerful outcomes which can be both inspiring and catastrophic,” wrote Cathy Gorn, the Executive Director for National History Day on the NHD website.

Five different research categories are available: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website.

On March 19, fourteen BHS students competed at Lyon College. The students were Lily Allder, Emily Barrett, Clare Brown, Natanya Clark, Micah Clouse, Tamara Edgin, Danielle Goodwin, Taylor Handford, Shanna Humbrecht, Norma Lopez, Myles Malone, Kirbi McMullin, Jon- Michael Poff, and Angela Woods.

The following students who won first and second place went to the state competition at UCA in Conway on April 18: Lily Allder, Clare Brown, Natanya Clark, Kirbi McMullin, and Jon-Michael Poff.

Clare Brown and Jon-Michael Poff won first place in their category, senior group documentary.

The national competition will take place June 14-18 at the University of Maryland.

Teacher Bruce Qualls organizes the local endeavors and works with the students in his history classes who want to compete in National History Day.

“Last year, I had the honor of taking three students to National History Day. Daniel Roettger, Tiffany Thatch, Halli Taylor and I had a wonderful time while in the Baltimore/Washington area,” commented Mrs. Gillmore.

Next year’s theme is Innovation in History: Impact and Change.



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