DAVIDSON, NC – Four Woodlawn School students are headed to the national-level National History Day Competition after earning first- and second-place honors at the state-level competition on April 25, 2015. They now advance to the National finals, held in College Park, Maryland on June 14-18.
Woodlawn winners and their topics were:
• Junior Historical Paper (first place): Jackie Jewel (seventh grade student from Davidson) Yuri Gagarin: A Leader in Space Flight
• Junior Individual Website (second place): Emmy Belloni (eighth grade student from Davidson) Rachel Carson: Nature's Advocate
• Senior Group Website (second place): Chase Bubak and Zander Milburn (ninth grade students from Davidson and Huntersville, respectively) The Wright Brothers: Aviation Pioneers
National History Day is a nationwide competition open to middle and upper school students. Participants submit a project in one of several categories (research paper, video documentary, website, exhibit, performance) relating to a particular theme. This year's theme was "Leadership and Legacy in History." Projects are judged, with the winners advancing to the regional, state, and national levels. The national finals are held each June at the University of Maryland campus. Woodlawn students have participated in the competition every year since 2005.
Seventeen students, having earned top honors at the Regional competition in February 2015, represented Woodlawn School at the State level. For more details, click here.
Woodlawn is an independent school founded in 2002 and located just north of Davidson, North Carolina. Enrolling students in grades K through 12, Woodlawn is accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and offers a challenging, project-based academic experience.