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Clark Elementary Students Win State Champion Titles At Kentucky / National History Day Contest

Hancock was named State Champion in the Elementary Individual Website category for "Alternative Fuels: An Earth-Friendly Compromise to a Global Conflict.”

Moore earned Clark Elementary’s second top medal, earning her State Champion title in the Elementary Individual Documentary division for "The Unsinkable Ship: How the End Affected the Beginning.”

Beyer and Brien earned the State Champion designation in the Elementary Group Website division for "Working Women of WWII.”

Esper was named State Champion in the Elementary Individual Performance category for “A Brave New World.”

Rounding out Clark Elementary’s seven State Champion titles were Franklin and Tolar. The duo earned top honors in the Elementary Group Documentary category for “The Nazi's and America's Involvement.”
Clark Elementary students swept two competition categories with State Runner Up wins by Adkins and Bidwell.

Adkins earned her State Runner Up title in the Elementary Individual Performance category for "Mercy Otis Warren.”

Bidwell earned his podium finish with a State Runner Up medal in the Elementary Individual Website division for "The Boston Massacre.”

Other Paducah Public School elementary competitors at the state finals were Clark third grader Wells Hancock and Clark fifth graders H.G. Page and Whitson McNeil.

The Kentucky History Day / National History Day theme for 2018 is “Conflict and Compromise 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, independent research on historical topics of interest. Students research topics of their choice, using primary and secondary resources. Students may compete in one of five categories: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. All competitors write process papers and compose annotated bibliographies. At all levels of competition, students present projects and are interviewed by a panel of judges.

Photo back row: Moore, Bidwell, Hancock, Brien
front row: Beyer, Tolar, Esper, Adkins (not pictured: Franklin)

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