Monday, March 9, 2009

UGA District I History Day Competition Winners Announced

The University of Georgia Office of Academic Special Programs recently sponsored the District I History Day Competition. Zachary Janick, a student at Russell Middle School, was named Junior Division, District I overall winner and first place winner in the Junior Individual Exhibit category for “Boger Boisjolly – Ring of Truth.” Carmina Escalante, a student at Clarke Central High School, was named Senior Division, District I overall winner and first place winner in the Senior Individual Paper category for, “The End of Apartheid.”

Using the theme, “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies,” individual and group projects included papers, documentaries, Web sites, exhibits and performances. More than 130 6th through 12th-grade students and teachers representing 32 counties in Georgia, participated in the annual competition.

Janick and Escalante, along with participants who placed first, second and third in other categories, will advance to the State Contest for National History Day in Georgia April 25 at Macon State College. At each level of competition, participants are recognized through certificates, medals, trophies or monetary awards.

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