National History Day Competition

                                  National History Day Competition -Zoe Webster

            Thirteen groups of sixth graders competed at the National History Day Competition at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. on March, 7. 11 groups presented, and 2 individuals went. One of the groups that went was Adi Archdekin, Tayja Hernandez, Lilly Becker, Ella Christie, Alandra Starks. These girls presented a play to show the history of Women’s fashion. This group made it to state, and will be presenting on April, 25 in Columbia, Mo. Their play was about 8 minutes long and they had to show fashion from 20+ years. Adi showed fashion from the 20’s and 30’s, Tajja showed the 80’s and 90’s, Lilly showed the 1900’s and 10’s, Ella showed the 60’s and 70’s, and Alandra showed the 40’s and 50’s. These girls started planning in December and finished the scripts in February. They had about 2 weeks to memorize the script. “We practiced nonstop!” exclaimed  Adi Archdiken. Ella Christie said that the biggest challenge was all of the research. “The most fun thing was getting to dress up and performing,” said Alandra and Tayja.

            One of the individuals that presented at the National History Day Competition was Charlotte Mcgrath. Charlotte presented an exhibit about World War 2. She said it was hard because she had to pick specific parts about World War 2. This topic is so broad so she had a challenge trying to decide on specific topics. Charlotte thought it was fun learning about the history and why Hitler caused war and how the U.S. defended our country. Another challenge that Charlotte struggled with was how different all of the sources are. She had to stick to just a few sources, because all of the sources had different information. The other individual that presented was Madex Kountz.