Clark Elementary and Paducah Tilghman Students Capture Seven State Titles at Kentucky / National History Day Contest
Clark Elementary fifth graders Elena Adkins, Liam Black, and Azlyn Goodyke earned their third straight state championship title in three years with their elementary division group website, “Running for a Stand: Wilma Rudolph.” Fellow Clark fifth graders Alexandria Copper and Fiona Caywood were named state runners up in the same category with their group website, “Elizabeth Cady Stanton.”
Clark Elementary students captured the top two state competition spots in the elementary division individual website contest. Earning her second straight state championship title, Audrey Hunt received a first place medal for “One Seat Can Change History,” her website on Rosa Parks. Classmate Anakin Womble earned the state runner up designation for his website, “Alcatraz: Planning the Great Escape.”
Rounding out Paducah Public Schools’ four state championship winners was Clark Elementary fifth grader Emmy Seaton. Seaton was named Kentucky History Day state champion in the elementary division individual performance category for her project entitled “Stand with Malala.”
The Kentucky History Day / National History Day theme for 2017 is “Taking a Stand in History.” The National History Day organization offers year-long programs that engage over half a million elementary, middle, and high school students from around the world in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Over the past seven years, Paducah Tilghman has sent nine projects to the national competition.
The Paducah Tilghman Kentucky History Day / National History Day Team is advised by Ashley Adkins. The Clark Elementary team is advised by Debbie Stewart.