UJHS brings history to life


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Urbana Junior High student Lillian Matteson explains her history project about abolitionist Levi Coffin during Tuesday’s Urbana Junior High History Day at the Urbana University Student Center. Coffin was an active leader in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio. Matteson’s display was one of three individual winners for the seventh grade competition.

Urbana Junior High student Lillian Matteson explains her history project about abolitionist Levi Coffin during Tuesday’s Urbana Junior High History Day at the Urbana University Student Center. Coffin was an active leader in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio. Matteson’s display was one of three individual winners for the seventh grade competition.


Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Seventh graders Griffen Abbey, Wyatt Pelfrey, Brayden Stouffer and Kyle Rooney portray the attack on Fort Sumter during the American Civil War.


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Eighth graders Reagan Hepp and Isabelle Laughbaum portray Daisy Bates and civil rights activists the Little Rock Nine.


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On Tuesday, 82 students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades presented 54 projects for the Urbana Junior High History Day Competition at Urbana University. This is the third year that Urbana has taken part in this competition. Students choose topics based on an annual theme.

This year’s theme was “Standing Up for Something in History.” Student projects included exhibits, websites, formal papers and performances. Topics included Susan B. Anthony, Jesse Owens and Martha Graham. Twenty students were chosen to represent Urbana at the regional competition in Piqua on Saturday, March 4. Winners from regionals move on to state level competition and possibly national level competition. Urbana Junior High sent two students to the National History Day competition last year.

Winners from this year’s UJH competition were:

Individual Exhibit

Gatlin Ridgewell, 8th grade

Marah Donahoe, 7th grade

Jenna Campbell, 7th grade

Lillian Matteson, 7th grade

Alternate-Lexi Marsh. 6th grade

Group Exhibit

Paige Martinez and Stephanie Selvaggio, 8th grade

Duke Buckalew and Otto Johnson, 7th grade

Katie Brazille and Grace Hepp, 8th grade

Cali Christian and Kylie Baer, 7th grade

Alternate-Sam Rooney and Aryn Upchurch, 8th grade

Individual Website

Zach Pence, 8th grade

Lainey Hixon, 8th grade

Eli Colbert, 8th grade

Jonathan Hildebrand, 6th grade

Alternate-Justin Thiel, 6th grade

Paper

Andrew Pickering, 8th grade

Performance

Reagan Hepp and Isabelle Laughbaum, 8th grade

Trey Williams, 8th grade

Griffen Abbey, Wyatt Pelfrey, Brayden Stouffer and Kyle Rooney, 7th grade

Urbana Junior High student Lillian Matteson explains her history project about abolitionist Levi Coffin during Tuesday’s Urbana Junior High History Day at the Urbana University Student Center. Coffin was an active leader in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio. Matteson’s display was one of three individual winners for the seventh grade competition.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/01/web1_lillian-matteson.jpgUrbana Junior High student Lillian Matteson explains her history project about abolitionist Levi Coffin during Tuesday’s Urbana Junior High History Day at the Urbana University Student Center. Coffin was an active leader in the Underground Railroad in Indiana and Ohio. Matteson’s display was one of three individual winners for the seventh grade competition. Steve Stout | Urbana Daily Citizen

Seventh graders Griffen Abbey, Wyatt Pelfrey, Brayden Stouffer and Kyle Rooney portray the attack on Fort Sumter during the American Civil War.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/01/web1_boys.jpgSeventh graders Griffen Abbey, Wyatt Pelfrey, Brayden Stouffer and Kyle Rooney portray the attack on Fort Sumter during the American Civil War. Submitted photos

Eighth graders Reagan Hepp and Isabelle Laughbaum portray Daisy Bates and civil rights activists the Little Rock Nine.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/01/web1_girls.jpgEighth graders Reagan Hepp and Isabelle Laughbaum portray Daisy Bates and civil rights activists the Little Rock Nine. Submitted photos

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Information for this story provided by Amanda Goodwin at Urbana Junior High School.

Information for this story provided by Amanda Goodwin at Urbana Junior High School.