History Day participants at Central Academy

We had over 55 students participate at district history day competition this past Saturday! This is a joint effort with the English department and Am. Lit. students so recognition also goes to Amy Finnegan and Diane Morain! The following includes our results; we dominated the website category especially!


Congratulations History Day Participants! The following are moving on to State competition!


Paper-Ryan Utke  The Development of Calculus

Ind. Exhibit-Liz Macro Lifting the Bamboo Curtain

Group Documentary-Anna and Elaina Steenson Shostakovich: A Voice for the People

Ind. Performance-Elena Hildebrandt Pearl McGill and Cole Rehbein Kit Carson: Tamer of the WEst

Group Performance-Lily Comito and Riley Johnson Woodstock ’69: How it Changed a Nation

Group Websites-Ted and Jake Appel Power and the Louisiana Purchase

Ind. Website-Michael Duede James Van Allen, The Explorer

Ind. WebsiteVaughn Hommerding, The Impact of Psychotropic Medication


The following students also won special awards for their work!

Ellen Leys-Outstanding bibliography/local topic for her paper The U of I: A Cornerstone of Women’s Rights

Ryan Utke-Superior knowledge of topic for his paper The Development of Calculus

Tyler Stone-Outstanding bibliography for his website *was also runner-up to State The Ascent of Modern Biology: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

Geneva Gaukel-Outstanding bibliography Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Racial Barrier

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