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(Neb)-Crawford And Chadron Earn 9 Spots At National History Day

By: John Axtell Posted at: 04/26/2016 01:35 PM
Crawford National History Day qualifiers
LINCOLN - The Chadron and Crawford school districts had another strong showing earlier this month at the annual Nebraska History Day Competition. The two districts claimed 9 spots at the upcoming National History Day competition in Maryland with 1st or 2nd place finishes.

      Crawford, with Moni Hourt as the teacher/advisor, claimed two 1st in the senior division, one in the junior division, two senior division 2nds, and a second in the junior division. Chadron, under teacher/advisor Kathy Kaus, came home with a pair of senior division 1sts and 1 in junior division.

       Crawford swept the top 2 spots in two senior categories: individual exhibit and individual performance.  Chance Snook claimed the individual  exhibit championship with Encounters in Antarctica with Nathianial Nixon 2nd for Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden and the Geological Survey of 1971.

      Taryn Underwood finished on top in individual performance for More Than a Name in a Jar. Brady Aschwege placed 2nd in the Senior Individual website presentation on Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Little Boat that Won the War.

         Taking top honors for Crawford in junior group exhibit was Upton Sinclair's Encounter with the Meat Industry by the duo of Jada Mader and Jillian Brennan while Tylea Underwood was 2nd in junior division individual exhibit with Little Sure Shot.

     Chadron claimed honors in both senior and junior division group website. Tops in senior division was The Space Shuttle Program by Sydney Brown and Hunter Hawk while Lauren Collins and Grace Sorenson took junior division with the Salem Witch Trials.

        Chadron's other winner and National History Day qualifier was Tyler Kaus in junior division individual documentary with a video titled Thomas Savage: An Exchange at Jamestown.

      A piece of Panhandle history was the subject of the winning senior division individual website by Kacie Hahn of Johnson Brock High School. Her topic was Exploring Irrigation in Scottsbluff: Overcoming Adversity.


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