Young historians from Raleigh brought home awards from the 2012 Tar Heel Junior Historian Association Annual Convention held at the N.C. Museum of History.
From Douglas Elementary School, Caroline Farley, a member of the aWAKEn the Dragons club, placed second in the Christopher Crittenden State History Quiz Contest. Brooks Milliken received first place in the Civil War Essay Contest, and Olivia Tsou placed second in the Literary Contest.
The Freaks of History Club, representing Raleigh’s Moms of Stonehenge group, won first place in the Video Documentary Contest. Club member Spencer Bloom placed first in the African-American Essay Contest (secondary division) and Susannah Bloom won first place in the American Revolution Essay Contest (secondary division). Knox Gordon placed first in the Exhibit Contest (elementary division) and Mary Williams received first place in the secondary division.
From Underwood Elementary’s MUG T MES Historians Club, J’nea Wiggins tied for first place in the African-American Essay Contest (elementary division). J’nea and Henry Wilkerson were named winners in the Artifact Search Contest.
In addition to the contests, the convention, sponsored by the Museum of History and the Museum of History Associates, offered workshops on colonial life and North Carolina sports. Students also were invited to submit projects about history in their communities for an exhibit shown at the museum.