MEEKER | On Thursday, Feb. 14, eighth grade Barone Middle School students competed in the local History Day competition. History day is a nonprofit education organization in which students can research a historical topic, event, person, etc. of their choice that fits a year’s theme (this year was “Triumph and Tragedy”) and present their information through an exhibit, website, documentary or performance.
Community members Natosha Clatterbaugh, Brooke Mantle, Stacy Burke, Jordan Anderson, Jim Brown, Jody Meakins, Scott Meszaros and Niki Turner all donated their time to be judges of students’ projects. Student displays were critiqued by judges, and were then interviewed about what they learned and their cognitive process. Out of the 17 projects that competed, eight will be advancing to Regional History Day, which will take place in Grand Junction on March 2. Of the 11 exhibits, eight of which were group projects and three of which were individual, “Radium Girls” by Gracie Blagg and Ruby Vasquez; “Ravensbruck” by Gwyn Hooks and Jayden Overton-Linascum; “Chernobyl” by Anders Johnson and Gage Richardson; and “Cellular Phone” by Nora Gianinetti will go on to compete at the regional competition. Advancing websites will admit “Amistad” by Madison Mendenhall, Mackenzie Keetch, Grace Roberts, Autumn Hobbs, and Emma Luce; and “War of Roses” by Deana Wood. Both participating performances, “Valley Forge” by Lily Cox and Aiyana McCook; and “Marilyn Monroe” by Brea Garcia, Ruby Holliday, Melayni Wangnild and Katie Lockwood, will be competing in Regional History Day.
“Students did a fantastic job at our local competition, and have been working hard on making any necessary edits before the regional competition,” said BMS instructor Kris Casey.
By Katie Lockwood | Special to the Herald Times