Hancocks Win, Adkins Receives Award at Kentucky History Day Competition
Will and Meg Hancock won first place in the state with their documentary “The Elgin Marbles: Responsible Caretaker or Rightful Owner?” This qualifies them for the National History Day competition in June in College Park, Maryland. This is Paducah Tilghman’s fourth year to compete and the club has qualified at least one project for nationals each year of competition. Both Will and Meg are former national qualifiers.
History teacher and Social Studies department chair Ashley Adkins received the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award for the state of Kentucky. The award is given to one middle school teacher and one high school teacher from each state for their contribution to National History Day.
Eligibility criteria include the teacher's development and use of creative teaching methods that interest students in history and help them make exciting discoveries about the past, along with an exemplary commitment to helping students develop their interest in history and recognize their achievements.
This is Adkins' second award. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Gilder Lehrman 2010 History Teacher of the Year for Kentucky.