Young historians earn state-level awards

January 2, 2012 

Several area students took home honors from the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association's annual convention last year.

Junior historians from around the state competed for awards on their projects submitted for THJHA contests that encouraged students to research the historical significance of people, places and events in their own communities.

Ella Fischer, a member of the aWAKEn the Dragon club at Douglas Elementary School in Raleigh, received first place in two contests: the Civil War Essay Contest and the Christopher Crittenden State History Quiz Contest. Also from aWAKEn the Dragon, Emma Lewis placed second in the Civil War Essay Contest and Jacob Stutts was a winner in the Artifact Search Contest.

The Freaks of History club, sponsored by the Moms of Stonehenge in Raleigh, placed first in the Exhibit Contest with the group project "Pieced Together: Civil Rights in Raleigh. Individual awards went to four club members. Annabel Bloom tied for first place in the Tar Heel Junior Historian Essay Contest (elementary division), Susannah Bloom won first place in the Christopher Crittenden State History Quiz Contest (intermediate division), Knox Gordon received first place in the American Revolution Essay Contest, and Mary Williams placed first in the Exhibit Contest (secondary division).

Ben Perrin of the MUG T MES Historians club at Underwood Elementary School in Raleigh won second place in the Christopher Crittenden State History Quiz Contest.

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