14 local students qualify for National History Day Contest

Fremont County students did a great job earlier this week at the State History Day competition. Below is a list of local youth who qualified for the National History Day Contest June 11-16, 2016 at the University of Maryland. *Group Documentaries:* 1st Place: Caleb Russell, Kameron and Rebecca Brough: The Exploration, Encounter and Exchange of Ephraim Hanks *Group Exhibits:* 1st Place: Teancum and Rebecca Whiting: Captain Cook 2nd Place: Emily Weigel and Maddison Race: Thomas Holmes: The Father of American Embalming *Papers:* 1st Place: Li Platz: George Stout’s Art Army: Encountering Hitler’s Cultural Destruction of Europe During WWII *Group Performance:* 2nd Place: Aidan and Mason Slider: Jim Bridger: Man of the West *Individual Performances:* 1st Place: Atalie Thatch: An Unfinished Story: The Fall of Saigon 2nd Place: Elizabeth Pierson: Antarctica: Exploring Peace *Special Awards:* Adventure Dodge Creativity Award: Magda Escudero-Kane Colonial Dames Heritage Award: Atalie Thatch Roger Williams International History Award: Atalie Thatch Gerald & Jessie F. Chambers Wyoming History Award: Li Platz *photo of Fremont County competitors h/t Gayla Hammer / Pitchengine Communities* #county10 #news