Archive for Thursday, May 23, 2013

Students raising funds for trip to Washington, D.C.

May 23, 2013

BLHS sophomores Kennedy Bowers, Alexandria Levinson, Jacob Cook and Daniel Tady are fundraising to attend the National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. June 9-13.

National History Day is an academic enrichment program that promotes the study of history in high schools, and every year students create exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites or papers related to an annual theme. This year’s theme, Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events,” led the BLHS team to create the exhibit: Brown v. Board of Education: Turning Towards Hope.

The team won the state competition in Topeka in April with its display, which qualified them for the national competition.

In addition to competing with other students from across the country and world, the students will exhibit its display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on June 12 during the competition.

In order to attend, the team needs to raise about $1,400 per person in sponsorships to cover the travel, lodging, meals and fees.

Local business sponsorships are available for $500 or more, which allows the business to have its logo on the competition T-shirts.

Any donations are welcome to: Ashley Razak, 2008 N. 155th St., Basehor, KS 66007.

For more information about National History Day competitions, visit


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