Lawrence students to compete in National History Day Contest

Several Lawrence students soon will compete in the National History Day Contest. The students already have competed in regional and state competitions.

To compete in the contest, which is open to students in sixth through 12th grades, students conduct research on topics related to an annual theme and present their findings in one of five categories: paper, exhibit, documentary, performance or website. This year’s theme is Leadership and Legacy in History.

At the state competition in April, the top two finishers in each category qualified to compete in the national competition June 14 through 18, which will take place at the University of Maryland at College Park.

In the junior group documentary category, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School students Olivia Rothrock, Jodi Gore and Zoe Wohlford placed first with their project, “Gloria Steinem and Ms. Magazine: Women Fight for Their Voices.” Placing second in the same category were LMCMS students Zuzu Melchor and Helena All, with their project, “Ya Basta! Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista Struggle for Indigenous Rights.”

In the senior individual exhibit, Lawrence High student Tori Mitchell placed second with her project, “From Freedom Rides to Congress: John Lewis.”

In senior individual performance, Bishop Seabury Academy student Daniel Mangiaracino placed first with his project, “Genie Oblige: Franz Liszt’s Musical Leadership and Legacy.” Placing second in the same category was LHS student Jesse Belt, with his project, “Woody Guthrie.”

In senior individual website, Bishop Seabury Academy student Jeongyong Shin placed third with the project, “Yu Gwan Sun: A Human Symbol of Independence.”