Central Virginia Community College
Thirty-Four Area Students Advance to Virginia History Day Contest
Lynchburg, VA /Media Release/ -- Students from area schools will be joining other middle- and high-school students from across the state to compete at the annual Virginia History Day contest, April 29, in Williamsburg, Virginia. At the day-long event, students will present the research papers, exhibits, documentaries, and performances that earned them top honors at district competition last week at Central Virginia Community College. Winners at Virginia History Day will go on to compete at the national level at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Local students who have been selected include:
Victor Herbert (Linkhorne MS); Don’t Fence Me In: Japanese Interment Camps
Arielle Lubrabo (Linkhorne MS); A Japanese Poem Diary
Nicholas Klein (E.C. Glass HS); The Rise and Fall of Malcolm X
Evan Dorman, (home school); Alexander the Great
A.J. Steffey (Liberty HS); Napoleon’s Retreat
Monic Romire (E.C. Glass HS); The Triumph of England, Tragedy of Scotland
Emily Overfelt (Bedford MS); The Voices aren’t Real but Sometimes They have some Good Ideas: Vincent Van Gogh
Florian Overfelt (Bedford MS); Oppenheimer: The Man and His Bomb
McKenzie Miller (E.C. Glass HS); Midway Mark Midpoint
Mariah Skalka (Liberty HS); Innocent Bloodshed
James Smith, Heather Flowers, Kyndall Draper, William Sperrazza (Bedford MS); Neutral News
Jessie Thanasouk, Caitlin Milton, Jessoca Brard (Bedford MS); Escape to the North
Carly Oboth, Jamie Chong (E.C. Glass HS); The Forgotten Genocide: The American Massacres
Alison Reynolds, Kristy Wilson (Heritage HS); The Story of a Legend: Elvis Presley: A Triumphant and Tragic Documentary
Connor Fitzgerald (Linkhorne MS); Thirty-Six Days of Hell: The Battle of Iwo Jima
Sadie Natour (Paul Lawrence Dunbar MS); Civil War Medicine: Challenges, Adaptions, and Enovation
Mary Seals (Liberty HS); The Bedford Boys: Our Country’s Triumph, A Small Town’s Tragedy
Daniel Telele (Heritage HS); W.E.B. DuBois and his Triumphant Plan for Racial
Nick Jones, Steven Burneson (Linkhorne MS); Casualties and Conquest of Pearl Harbor
Samantha Casey, Emily Scott (Linkhorne MS); Breaking the Blockade: Triumph and Tragedy of the C.S.S.
Yasmine Digiulio, Ariel Wheelock (E.C. Glass HS); Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Zack Schorf, Bennett Whitehouse, Bert Schewel (E.C. Glass HS); Challenger: Triumph before Tragedy
Virginia History Day is a year-long educational program designed for students in grades 6-12. Throughout the school year, students conduct research of primary and secondary resources in order to prepare presentations based on an annual theme. This year’s theme was Triumph and Tragedy in History. The program culminates in a series of contests held at the regional state, and national levels.
This is CVCC’s 16th year as host of District One, one of eight such sights selected this year to conduct Virginia’s regional competition. This year’s District One region coordinator was Matthew R. Poteat, Professor of History at CVCC. According to Poteat, there were approximately 200 student entries and more than 500 students that took part in this year’s local competition.
Virginia History Day , part of the National History Day network, is sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a private, not for profit, educational organization located in Williamsburg, Virginia.
For more information on this year’s History Day program, contact the state coordinator at (757) 220-7975, or visit the Virginia History Day web site at: www.history.org/history/teaching/vahisday.cfm.
Release Date: 4:00 PM (EDT) 04/10/07
Release Number: 070410.historyday
Kennan J. Meyer
Coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing
Central Virginia Community College
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Exhibit Judge Jim Patterson (right) rates one of over 100 exhibits
created by area middle school and high school students.