History held for first time in Gardnerville
The first National History Day contest sponsored by the Carson Valley Historical Society had as its theme, “Migration in History.”
Twenty-four entries in the elementary and junior divisions were offered by young people in the Carson Valley.
History Day was open to the public and held Feb. 28 at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, according to teacher Bobbie Williams, who helped organize the event.
Entries were in the form of games, research papers, models and displays, Williams said. There were group presentations from Debbie McNeil’s 5th grade class at Scarselli Elementary School.
Judging of entries was held in the morning, and judges included Larry Darling, Bill Palmer and Dewey Jay. After rating each project using criteria set up by the National History Day committee, the judges chose their winners.
In the junior division, first place winner was Tyrel Dressler.
In the elementary division, first place was won by Cody McGeein and Justin Ricky; second, Christopher Hulsey; third, a group presentation called “The ‘I’ in Migration,” by students Nicole Cleeves, Katy Holdeman, Kindal Hartley, Christina Bradshaw, Holly Thiesen and Kyle Holden.
At an afternoon program, the winners were honored and awarded prizes.
Tyrel’s project will be entered in the Northern Nevada regional contest in Carson City in April. The public is invited to view the students’ work at the cultural center through today.
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