Students from Thomas County Middle School have been working diligently throughout the school year to complete National History Day projects. The theme for this year was "Breaking Barriers in History". “National History Day is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history,” explains the National History Day website (www.nhd.org).
Students compete in various categories including documentaries, exhibits, historical papers, performances, and websites. Students listed below placed in the competition and will move on to the state competition held at LaGrange College on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Junior Division NHD Winners 2020
Individual Documentary -
Winner - Braxton White
Historical Papers -
Winner - Cayden Gasque
Individual Performance -
Winner - Ransom Young
2nd - Grayson Jones
Group Exhibit -
Winners - Kinsley Rhodes / Natalie Carlisle
2nd - Ella Briscoe / Laney Woodfin
3rd - Owen Petrey / Wyatt Petrey
HM - Haydn Dzurick / Kristopher Wilhelm
HM - Emily Wilson / Lola Parker
Individual Exhibit -
Winners - Libby Stewart
2nd - Payton West
3rd - Ansley Marsh
HM - DeAndria Daniels
HM - Bowen Dennard
Individual Websites -
Winner - Spencer Webb
2nd - Roan Adams
Special Awards given in honor of:
African American History - DeAndria Daniels - Presented by Jack Hadley’s Black History Museum
Women’s History - Ella Briscoe & Lainey Woodfin - Presented by Thomasville Junior Service League
Agricultural Award - Dru Jones & Drew Jones - Presented by Eddie Simmons & Thomas County Farm Bureau (exhibit is on display at their office)
Overall Winner sponsored by Thomasville Historical Society - Spencer Webb
Pictured below are students who are moving on to the state competition on April 18th at LaGrange College, along with Mandy West, TCMS National History Day Coordinator. On the top row from left to right are: Mandy West, DeAndria Daniels, Kinsley Rhodes, Lola Parker, Payton West, Kristopher Wilhelm, Haydn Dzurick, Braxton White, Wyatt Petrey, Grayson Jones, Ransom Young, and Cayden Gasque. On the front row from left to right is Ansley Marsh, Roan Adams, Emily Wilson, Libby Stewart, Laney Woodfin, Ella Briscoe, Bowen Dennard, Owen Petrey, and Natalie Carlisle. In the front is overall winner, Spencer Webb.
In the second image are students who received special awards given during the National History Day awards ceremony from left to right is Braxton White, Cayden Gasque, Ransom Young, Grayson Jones, Spencer Webb, and Roan Adams.