Two Lawrence High School students last week earned honors at National History Day competition in a Washington, D.C., suburb.
Vickie Collie and Jenna Oakes received an award for Outstanding State of Kansas Senior Division Entry. They were given medals and an American Heritage Dictionary.
To qualify for the national competition, the duo took second place at the state history competition last month for their performance piece "Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Stand for Human Equality."
Also participating in the national competition was Adrienne Smith, who took second at state with her paper "A Martyr of Freedom," which centered on Thomas Barber, who was killed in December 1855 by pro-slave fanatics from Lecompton.
The national history competition was June 9-13 at the University of Maryland, College Park.