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Kansas History Day Finalists

Five USD 232 middle school students placed as finalists in the regional Kansas History Day Competition held virtually February 11 – March 1. Student entries are evaluated by judges who are professional historians, educators, or experienced in other ways with the History Day program.

Junior Individual Documentary

First Place:     
Lydia Kellogg -  6th Grade, Mill Creek Middle School
Morse Code: Talking Through Telegraphs

Second Place: 
Leah Marovec - 6th Grade, Mill Creek Middle School
Techniques and Tactics of the Women's Suffrage

Third Place:    
Nate Petrowsky - 7th Grade, Mill Creek Middle School
Encrypted: The Navajo Code Talkers

Junior Individual Exhibit

First place:      
Delaney Davis - 8th Grade, Mill Creek Middle School
Braille: Communication for the Blind

Junior Individual Performance 

First place:      
Norah Kelly –  7th Grade, Lexington Trails Middle School
More Than Just a Pretty Face: Spotlighting Film Star Hedy Lamarr’s Legacy as an Inventor and Acknowledging her Contributions to Modern Communication

Following district competition, first, second, or third entries in each category are eligible to compete at the state/affiliate competition at Washburn University in Topeka, April 1-17.

Students who place first and second at the Kansas History Day State Contest proceed to the National History Day contest in College Park, Maryland, held every June.

Learn more about the Kansas History Day Competition >

Delaney Davis

Above: MCMS 8th grade student Delaney Davis with her project
Middle: Norah Kelly, 7th Grade student at LTMS with a photo from her project
Bottom: Lydia Kellogg, 6th Grade student at MCMS displaying her video project

Norah Kelly

Lydia Kellogg