Approximately 80 students from Kelly Walsh, CY, Poison Spider and Centennial took part in the Region 3 History Day event on December 15, 2018 at Kelly Walsh High School. Twenty-seven students were selected as regional finalists and will go on to represent their school at the State History Day April 14-15 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students selected topics connected to an annual theme and completed their own in-depth research on the topic. This year, the annual theme was “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Students presented their conclusions by creating museum-style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites and dramatic performances
Region 3 History Day was the first step in a competition cycle that takes students from the regional level to state and national competitions.
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The Wold Foundation, created in 1985 by the Wold family, donated money for monetary awards to the winners of each category.
- Junior Group Documentary: (did not meet criteria for first place) 2. “Triumph After the Tragedy of Challenger STS-51-L,” Jayden Moffat, Emma Peterson, Jesse Sulzen, David Gerhart, Payton Raffensperger, Poison Spider, Dana Curtis, teacher.
- Senior Individual Documentary: (did not meet criteria for first place) 2. “Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979: Triumph and Tragedy,” Katlyn Lane, Kelly Walsh, Sally O’Brien, teacher.
- Junior Individual Exhibit: 1. “Ford Assembly Line: The Road to Success,” Katlyn Lane, Kelly Walsh, Sally O’Brien, teacher.
- Senior Individual Exhibit: 1. “Love is Love! The Struggle from Interracial Marriage to Same Sex Marriage,” Jayleen Blackford, Kelly Walsh, Paula Volker, teacher.
- Senior Group Exhibit: 1. “The Triumphs and Tragedies of the NASA Space Shuttle Development,” Chantel Pena, Caroline Hansen, Abby Boatman, Aubrey Holmberg, Kelly Walsh, Paula Volker, teacher; 2. “The Triumph of the Mental Health Reform,” Breanna Henze, Destiny Edwards, Kelly Walsh, Paula Volker, teacher; 3. “Wilma Rudolph: A Triumphing Olympic Medalist Conquering Polio,” Emily Boyles, Eva Haler, Kelly Walsh, Paula Volker, teacher.
- Senior Paper: 1. “Albert Einstein and Nuclear Technology,” Taylee Siemens, Kelly Walsh, Cassidy Jerding, teacher; 2. “Triumph and Tragedy: The Crushing Defeat of the Powerful Persian Army,” Rebekah Wise, Kelly Walsh, Sally O’Brien, teacher; 3. “The Counterculture of the 1960’s,” Katherine Prochnow, Kelly Walsh, Cassidy Jerding, teacher.
- Senior Individual Website: 1. “Husband, Father, Murderer: Franz Stangl,” Sydney Shupick, Kelly Walsh, Inga McCoy, teacher; 2. “Transforming America One Fast Food Chain at a Time,” Maya Altland, Kelly Walsh, Paula Volker, teacher.
- Senior Group Website: 1. “Kent State Paves the Way for Conflict Management and Peaceful Change,” Arianna Ellis, Abigail Florence, Kelly Walsh, Paula Volker, teacher; 2. “The Redemption of Eva Mozes Kor,” Brianna Mahoney, Annie Whittle, Kelly Walsh, Inga McCoy, teacher; 3. “Executive Order 8802: Discrimination in America,” Caleb Cockrum, Jordan Tharp, Kelly Walsh, Cassidy Jerding, teacher.
The History Day program in Wyoming is coordinated by the Natrona County School District Athletics & Activities Department.