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History projects 'Breaking Barriers' in NHDKy contests

The Kentucky Historical Society hosted its first all-virtual National History Day in Kentucky state contest in late April, and three of the state-level winners hailed from Winburn Middle School. Congratulations to: 

  • Alexander Stumbur, 1st place in Junior Individual Exhibit for “Pack Horse Library Project: Breaking the Boundaries of Poverty and Illiteracy”;
  • Nora Reichert, 2nd place in Junior Paper for “Penny Chenery: Breaking Barriers in the Horse Racing Industry”; and
  • Ellen Fei, 3rd place in Junior Individual Website for “Xinhai Revolution: Breaking Barriers from Empire to Republic”

Alexander and Nora qualify for the June 14-18 national competition, which will also be virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Earlier this spring, the Kentucky Historical Society hosted three regional contests for students to present entries on the 2019-20 theme “Breaking Barriers.” The top one-third of projects in each category advanced to the state competition, including these students from Winburn:  

Junior Division Group Documentary

  •  Mwajuma Alexandre and Sophie Mobley, “The British Bombe” 

Junior Individual Documentary 

  • Jonah Hubert, “Arab Spring” and Chakrapani Gudlavalleti, “The Cases that Led to Inter-Racial Justice” 

Junior Individual Exhibit 

  • Alexander Stumbur, “Pack Horse Library Project: Breaking the Barriers of Poverty and Illiteracy”  

Junior Paper 

  • Nora Reichert, “Penny Chenery: Breaking Barriers in the Horse Racing Industry” 

Junior Individual Website 

  • Ellen Fei, “Xinhai Revolution: Breaking Barriers from Empire to Republic” and Denny Bohannon, “Helen Keller”

For more information, visit the Kentucky Historical Society website or contact NHD Kentucky state coordinator Jennifer Disponette at (502) 782-8092.

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