Carbon, Emery and Grand Students Compete in History Day Fair

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Saturday was National History Day and to celebrate, students grades 4-12 from Carbon, Emery and Grand counties competed in a history fair. Over 300 students from the tri-county area participated and produced projects ranging from documentaries to exhibits and even live performances.

This year’s theme was leadership and legacy. Students choose individuals or ideas that embody the theme to research and eventually turn it into a project. There are many levels of the competition and those who qualify at the regional level move on to compete at the state level. There is even an opportunity to win a trip to Washington D.C. if students succeed at the state level.

Carbon High history teacher and regional coordinator Chris Sweeney said he was very impressed with the projects presented this year.

“It’s easy to tell that the students have all worked really hard on these projects,” Sweeney said. “Some of these kids have been working on their projects since September.”

The first, second and third place winners will all move on to the state competition in Salt Lake City on April 18. In addition to those awards, cash prizes were also given to students who succeeded in categories such as military history and American history. This is the first year the history fair has done this and according to Sweeney, it was possible because of donations from several local businesses.

The Utah History Day East Regional History Fair wishes to thank its sponsors: Carbon High School, Carbon School District, Eastern Utah Community Credit Union, Emery Telcom, Jake Mellor Financial Services, The Mike Metzger Team/Bridge Realty, Taco Time and Wells Fargo.

JUNIOR (6-8) HISTORICAL PAPER

  1. Jon Banask
  2. Shaubre Stockdale
  3. Crystal Nef

JUNIOR (6-8) INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY

  1. Tyler Yoklavich
  2. Jack Christensen
  3. Kaylen Ware

JUNIOR (6-8) GROUP DOCUMENTARY

  1. Mariah Behunin, Emma Haddock
  2. Dayton Norton, Eliseo Smith
  3. Michael Tallerico, Kiefer Pierce

JUNIOR (6-8) INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE

  1. Makade Bradley

JUNIOR (6-8) GROUP PERFORMANCE

  1. Aubrey Fausett, Jessica Hansen, Conner Fausett, McKenna Leonard
  2. Kassidy Childs, Saydee Johnson, Gabriella Christensen, Rachel Hobbs

JUNIOR (6-8) INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT

  1. Sophia Crompton
  2. Megan Hess
  3. Elley Cowdell

JUNIOR (6-8) GROUP EXHIBIT

  1. Karlie Bright, Jordan Lupo
  2. Izabella Marshall, Trenity Passarella
  3. Emily Noonan, Miranda Shaw

JUNIOR (6-8) INDIVIDUAL WEBSITE

  1. Annamaria Cartwright
  2. Jewelianna Nielsen
  3. Mikayla Metzger

JUNIOR (6-8) GROUP WEBSITE

  1. Noah Armstrong, Jon Zamantakis
  2. Derek Hillam, Braxton Bennett, Logan Bradley, Austin Woodhouse
  3. Jacob Jewkes, Cody Olsen, Bradley Cashion

SENIOR (9-12) HISTORICAL PAPER

  1. Gabe Van Dyke
  2. Lauren Engar
  3. Jordan Nielsen

SENIOR (9-12) INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY

  1. Shannon Baker
  2. Viviana Vega Archuleta
  3. Alex Thayn

SENIOR (9-12) GROUP DOCUMENTARY

  1. Vincent Anella, Paige Martinez, Garret Haeck
  2.  Tessa Atwood, Brooke Gamber
  3. Brian Hobbs, Rhiannon Bradley, Adam Bone

SENIOR (9-12) INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE

  1. Diego Maradona

SENIOR (9-12) GROUP PERFORMANCE

  1. Katie Snow, Mersedez Clifford, Zoey Kourianos
  2.  Bethany Prettyman, Noah Parker, Tyler Pierce, Marylou Olsen, Jackson Rosier
  3. Delaney Cisneros, Megan Mower, Miranda Blanton, Makenna Pendergrass, McKenzie Griffeth

SENIOR (9-12) INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT

  1. Candace Gagnon
  2. Zade Carrillo
  3. Dallen Tweddell

SENIOR (9-12) GROUP EXHIBIT

  1. Kanyon Beecher, Kody Wells
  2. Jordan Pierce, Jacob McCourt
  3. Sydney Ho, Kalen Gunter

SENIOR (9-12) INDIVIDUAL WEBSITE

  1. Paul Bryner
  2. Luke Hansen
  3. Abigail Layton

SENIOR (9-12) GROUP WEBSITE

  1. Jason Nielsen, Jonas Nielsen
  2. Canden Stockdale, Jaylee Cox, Alexia Johnson
  3. Triton Abeyta, Hayden Bonacci

PRIMARY (4-5) INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT

  1. Amanda Ivie
  2. Abbie McElprang

PRIMARY (4-5) GROUP EXHIBIT

  1. Kadrianne Bird, Brynn Gordon

Special Award Winners:

Eastern Utah Community Credit Union Sports History Award:

  • Kayden Gibson & Kendall Edwards

Emery Telcom Media and Communication Award:

  • Mariah Behunin & Emma Haddock

Jake Mellor Financial Military History Award:

  • Tessa Atwood & Brooke Gamber

Taco Time Technology Award:

  • Samantha Briseno

The Mike Metzger Team Utah State History Award:

  • Kennedy Noyes

Wells Fargo American History Award:

  • Paul Bryner

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