Congratulations to All National History Day Finalists
July 2, 2014
The National History Day competition for 2014 wrapped recently, hosting its Kenneth E. Behring National Contest in College Park, Maryland. Featuring over 250 projects across 18 different categories addressing rights and responsibilities in history, the competition was an apt demonstration of the young researcher’s mental muscle.
In order to complete their projects, a number of the students researched and collaborated with their local National Archives location.
The Foundation for the National Archives recognizes and congratulates these talented students:
Sarah Puchner and Christopher Puchner, of Millbrook, AL, placed third in Junior Group Exhibit with their entry: “Eminent Domain: The Expansion of Government Responsibility and the Erosion of Private Property Rights.” They researched at the National Archives at Atlanta. Sarah and Christopher attend Outlook Academy and studied with teacher Laura Puchner.
Mary Kate Baughman, of Palatine, IL, placed first in Junior Individual Exhibit with her entry: “The Living Dead: The Radium Dial Painters of Ottawa, Illinois and Their Impact on Workplace Safety.” She researched at the National Archives at Chicago. Mary Kate attends Immanuel Lutheran School and studied with teacher Dave Saunders.
Allie Tubbs, of Johnston, IA, placed first in Junior Individual Performance with her entry: “Lou Hoover’s ‘Tempest In A Teapot’: Changing African American Rights and First Lady’s Responsibilities.” She researched at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. Allie is a student at Summit Middle School and studied with teacher Colleen Ites.
Erin Lowe, of Kansas City, MO, placed second in Junior Individual Performance with her entry: ”Where Are Our Rights?: The Repatriation of Mexican American Citizens During the Great Depression.” She researched and attended NHD clinics at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library. Erin attends Pembroke Hill School and studied with teacher Dan O’Connell. In addition to placing second in her category, she also won the Latino-American history prize sponsored by the National Park Service!
Hannah Scott of Odessa, MO, placed third in Senior Individual Exhibit with her entry: “Women of Steel: The Rights and Responsibilities of America’s Arsenal for Production.” She researched and attended NHD clinics at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library. Hannah attends Odessa High School and studied with teacher Paula Hawk.
Rachel Priebe of Riverside, CA, Senior Individual Documentary finalist with her entry “Waters in the Wilderness: The Right to Utilize or the Responsibility to Protect?,” researched at the National Archives at San Francisco. She attends Martin Luther King High School and studied with teacher Ned Hocking.
Carmen Li, Kevin Liu, and Kevin Yang, Senior Group Website finalists with their entry “Confronting Bombingham,” researched at the National Archives at Philadelphia. They attend Masterman High School and studied with teacher Elana Solomon.
The National History Day competition is a nationwide program that encourages students to conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites and put together and present an original paper, performance, website, or documentaries. The annual program has more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers, participating every year.
National History Day in Washington, DC, is administered by the National Archives with support from the Foundation for the National Archives and its sponsor Capital One.