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Students Receive Special Awards for Tennessee History Projects

Young historians from across the state gathered in Nashville on April 11th to compete in the 2015 Tennessee History Day Competition. Humanities Tennessee, a presenting sponsor of the state competition, provided special awards for junior and senior level Best Projects in Tennessee History.

At the Junior Level, Eli Thompson, a homeschool student from Tellico Plains, won the Best Project in Tennessee History Award for his exhibit General Leslie Groves: Leadership Built the Atomic Bomb, Legacy is the Atomic City. Eli's teacher is Sharron Thompson.

At the Senior Level, Lia Clarity, a student at Heritage Home Scholars in Greeneville, won the Best Project in Tennessee History Award for her performance, John Sevier: Leader in the Rebellion and the Legacy He Left. Lia's teacher is Ramona Taylor.

We congratulate these young historians and look forward to more outstanding scholarship in the coming years.

More than 7,000 students statewide competed in the 2015 competition. Of the 300 students who advanced to the state competition, 66 will move on to the national competition in Baltimore this June. A complete list of winners, and more information about Tennessee History Day, may be found on the Tennessee Historical Society's website.