Thursday, March 13, 2014

National History Day Competition

Congratulations to Parker students for their outstanding performance at the South Central Regional National History Day competition.

Shealyn McGregor, Morgan Przybyla, Sidney Litke, and Cole Yanchik advanced to the state competition with their historical performance titled: The Rights of Stewardesses: A Flight Through Time. These four exceptional students have created an informative and entertaining skit that weaves together primary source quotes, a court case, sexist advertising, and the experiences of airline stewardesses across 4-5 decades. Most impressive, Shealyn, Morgan, Sidney, and Cole have already made plans to rework the script and performance in preparation for the state competition on May 3, 2014.  

Emily Schoonover was selected as an alternate for state competition with her exhibit titled: Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHCA): Expanding Education Rights. Emily's entry is very sentimental as her autistic brother and her have both benefited greatly from special education services in the School District of Janesville. Her research centered on this idea. The judges told Emily that her exhibit topic was one of the most thoughtful choices they have seen. As a colleague always says about Emily, she is the best example of what can happen with hard work, persistence, and a little help. I am very proud of her willingness to take this product to the competition and finishing in the top 6 at the NHD Regional.  
These five students completed most of their research and work in last semester's Young Historians' class. Emily stated it well when she said, "we make a good team."

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