Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Students Advance to Final Round at National History Contest
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 24, 2015) – Five Kentucky students advanced to the
final round of competition and placed among the top 15 places in their
respective divisions at the 2015 National History Day (NHD) contest in College
Park, Maryland, June 14-18. One of them received a top award of a full college
from Lexington made it to the finals. They are:
─ Joanna Slusarewicz, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School; Senior Individual Documentary, “Pulling the Teeth: How a Collision between Leaders Left a Lasting Legacy on the Federal Banking System.”
Imam, Winburn Middle School; Junior Individual Documentary, “Dr. Michael
DeBakey: Pumping Innovation for the Future.”
─ Kevin Jing
and Rehan Ghanta, Winburn Middle School; Junior Group Website, “Franklin Delano
Roosevelt: Ideas that Shaped America.”
was named best in state for senior division entries and received a full
scholarship to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Jing
and Ghanta also were named best in state among junior division entries.
Louisville student advanced to the finals:
Bache, Kentucky Country Day School; Senior Individual Performance, “One Hundred
Years and Counting: The Vision of Juliette Gordon Low.”
student Amir Abou-Jaoude, who attends Henry Clay High School, won the “Salute
to Courage” award for Kentucky from The National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The prize carries a paid trip to the museum to coincide with the opening of a new exhibit.
were among the 57 Kentucky students who advanced through competition in
Kentucky to qualify for the national contest. Nearly 3,000 students from across
the United States and several other countries competed at that level.
NHD is an academic program that
promotes original historical research by students in grades six through 12 and helps students develop 21st century skills that can be used throughout their academic careers and beyond.
Historical Society coordinates NHD participation in Kentucky. For more
information, contact Cheryl Caskey, email@example.com or 502-564-1792.
The Kentucky Historical Society, an agency of
the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, was established in 1836 and is
committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky’s history.
The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky
History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the
State Arsenal. For more information about KHS and its programs, visit history.ky.gov.