TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
After competing against approximately 8,300 students from across the state, 68 winners will represent Tennessee in the final stage of competition at National History Day (NHD) June 9-13 on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland.
Top finishers will earn prestigious awards and scholarships.
Students advancing to the National competition placed first or second in their categories at Tennessee History Day on Saturday, April 13.
Headed to College Park are Sophia Hall, Narisa Naidoo, and Alicia Dinwiddie of Summit High School, and Andrei Gaylord, a home-schooled student from Brentwood.
“I’m delighted to see 68 of Tennessee’s brightest students advance to compete at National History Day,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “Their participation encourages the study of local and national history and helps them engage in important societal topics that have shaped our state and country. I’m proud to support this program and wish participants luck as they take the national stage this summer.”
The Tennessee Historical Society has sponsored Tennessee History Day since 2009 with grant support from the Secretary of State’s office, Humanities Tennessee, the Memorial Foundation and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. For more information, visit http://www.tennesseehistory.org/tennessee-history-day/.
The Atomic Bomb
Grace Christian Academy, Franklin, Williamson County
Educator: Bruce Anliker
All Aboard From Asia to America: Chinese Immigrants And The First Transcontinental Railroad
Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, Williamson County
Educator: Alana Gilmore
Sophia Hall, Narisa Naidoo, Alicia Dinwiddie
Summit High School, Spring Hill, Williamson County
Educator: Jackie Zigelsky
The Kirov Assassination: The Tragic Story of Stalin’s Triumph
Franklin High School, Franklin, Williamson County
Educator: Ray Scheetz
The Freedmen’s Bureau and the Ku-Klux Klan
Gaylord Homeschool, Brentwood, Williamson County
Educator: James Gaylord
Junior Group Performance
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911: Rising from the Ashes into Improved Labor Regulations and Working Conditions
Emily Barnes, Gauri Adarsh
Sunset Middle School,Brentwood, Williamson County
Educator: Leah Jones