Area students win awards
Madison Schoen, Patton Junior High, Fort Leavenworth, and Alec Smith, Basehor-Linwood High School, received first place awards at the 2010 History Day competition Feb. 27 at Washburn University.
Schoen received first place for the documentary, “The GPS: Tracking an Historical Innovation.” Smith's individual exhibit, “Aviation Origins: Wright Brothers and Beyond,” won first place.
The students will compete in the National History Day in Kansas contest, sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society, on April 17 at Washburn.
“Innovation in History” was the theme of the regional contest. Three hundred students competed as individuals and as school teams according to grade level in the categories of historical papers, documentary, media, performance, exhibit and Web site. They were challenged to demonstrate their knowledge of the historical context of their chosen subject in terms of the intellectual, physical, social and cultural setting in which events took place.