Share |

Tennessee History Day Winners Announced

The Tennessee History Day contest was held on Saturday, April 12 in downtown Nashville, with more than 450 students in grades 6-12 competing to advance to the national level. Participants enter projects in five different categories: documentaries, exhibits, research papers, web sites and live performances. The project's historical topics can vary greatly but must relate to the annual theme, which this year was “Rights and Responsibilities in History." Ninety students received medals, 14 students were awarded special prizes, and two educators were recognized as teachers of the year. Sixty-two students who received first and second-place medals will advance to the national competition.

Humanities Tennessee sponsors the statewide History Day competition, as well as a special prize for "Best Project in Tennessee History." The two winners of the special prize are: 

Junior Division:
"The Right to Be Free: Tennesseans and the Underground Railroad"
an exhibit by Emma Huskey (New Center Elementary, Sevierville, TN)

Senior Division: 
"Rough in the Bunch: Appalachian's Rayon Girls Fight for the Right to Strike"
a documantary film by Emma Thompson (Berean Christian School Independent Study Program, Knoxville, TN)

Congratulations to the winners! Keep an eye out for their projects, which will circulate around the state in the coming year. 

To read more about Tennessee History Day and all of the winners, click here.