Thomas County Schools recently hosted the Regional National History Day competition for the Junior Division at Thomas County Middle School. Students compete in the categories of performances, exhibits, and websites – both individual and group. After researching their topics, students connected the historical event or figure to the theme “Rights and Responsibilities.” Winners advance to the state competition in April at Mercer University. Students were led by Amanda West, Heather Ward and Deann Garcia in the Thomas County MERIT program. Thomas County Central High School will host the Senior Division March 11th.
State Qualifiers – Individual Exhibit
Christina Smith (Annie Armstong), Lexie Redfern (Actors and Actresses), Kealie Bennett (Susan B. Anthony), Ethan Mims (Japanese-American Internment Camps), Caitlin West (Women’s Suffrage Association) and Nick Herdon (Jackie Robinson)
State Qualifiers – Group Exhibit
Faythe Choate, Drew Lloyd, and C’Lee Kornegay (IDEA), Reagan Gurle and Brooklyn Reese (Dorthea Dix), Huntley Rodgers and Daniel Holland (OSHA), Georgia Smith and Courtney Robinson (Women’s Voting Rights), Austin Sellars and Brandon Hopper (Jackie Robinson), Courtney Harrison and Taylor Hester (Photo - Women of WWII).
1st Place Individual – Marion Rose Young (Intolerable Acts)
2nd Place Individual – Grethen Turnbull (Susan B. Anthony)
1st Place Group – Jared Russell, Ryan Fitzgerald, Harrison Keyton (JFK)
2nd Place Group – Sarah Kefalas, Lindsay Daniel, Hailey Silvia (Susan B. Anthony)
1st Place Individual – Nathan Blanchard (Auschwitz)
2nd Place Individual – Kaleb Ward (Wherner Van Braun)
3rd Place Individual – Elizabeth Nix
1st Place Group – Sierra Stephens and Kennedy Ward (Asiamericans)
2nd Place Group – Emma Goff, Zach Goff, Clay Goff (Rwanda)
3rd Place Group – Kayla Shoup and Kelsi Shoup (Women’s Suffrage)