Granite students performed exceedingly well at the Utah History Day competition, and several are heading on to the national phase.
The History Day contest calls on students to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. Students then present their research in a specific format (website, historical paper, performance, etc.). First and second place winners in each category at the state level move on to the national competition. Among the many GSD students who participated, nine are heading to Washington, D.C.
1st Place – Group Website “Odette Sansom: A WWII Heroine”
Alai Finau, Charity Ralphs, and Lema Save – Kennedy Jr.
2nd Place – Group Website “The 40 United”
Tessa Condie, Abigayle Goodfellow, and Azlynn Myler – Kennedy Jr.
2nd Place – Group Performance “Die Weiße Rose”
Jayna Grossaint, Kaitlyn Shamo, and Rachel Shamo – Kennedy Jr.
Other Granite students who placed in the state competition include:
3rd Place – Group Performance “The Forgotten Samuel Seabury”
Katherine Kaufman, Eve Bradley, Phoebe Chung, Alexis Berger – Morningside Elementary
3rd Place – Historical Paper “Wayne B. Wheeler: Taking a Stand by Passing American Prohibition”
Daniel Sampson – Bennion Jr. High
Charles Redd Center Awards for History of the American West:
Historical Paper – “Camps of Discrimination”
Kamryn McKenzie – Kennedy Jr. High