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:
Gatlin Ridgewell, 8th grade
Marah Donahoe, 7th grade
Jenna Campbell, 7th grade
Lillian Matteson, 7th grade
Alternate-Lexi Marsh. 6th grade
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
Zach Pence, 8th grade
Lainey Hixon, 8th grade
Eli Colbert, 8th grade
Jonathan Hildebrand, 6th grade
Alternate-Justin Thiel, 6th grade
Andrew Pickering, 8th grade
Reagan Hepp and Isabelle Laughbaum, 8th grade
Trey Williams, 8th grade
Griffen Abbey, Wyatt Pelfrey, Brayden Stouffer and Kyle Rooney, 7th grade
Information for this story provided by Amanda Goodwin at Urbana Junior High School.