GC students place 1st, National History Day competition | SkyHiNews.com

GC students place 1st, National History Day competition

Naomi Ammon stands in front of her exhibit: Yellowstone for All: Ferdinand Hayden ,1871 Hayden Expedition.
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Two Winter Park Christian School’s students, Isaac Matson and Naomi Ammon, placed first at the State level at the National History Day Competition in their divisions and will be going to the National Competition in Washington, D.C. in June.

Isaac Matson’s project was a self-written performance titled Banastre Tarleton: Encountering Adversity, Riding to Victory in the senior individual division. Naomi Ammon created an exhibit entitled Yellowstone for All: Ferdinand Hayden ,1871 Hayden Expedition in the junior individual division.

WPCS had nine students win at the regional level and move on to compete at the state level. Five students then made it to the final round of the state competition: Juliette Linke, Jess Miller, Isaac Matson, Katelyn Freed and Naomi Ammon. Colorado had approximately 16,000 students compete in the regional competitions this year. 750 students competed this last Saturday at the Colorado State NHD competition. Only 36 students from the state of Colorado are invited to compete at the National Competition.

Winter Park Christian School invites the community to come celebrate with the students. Isaac Matson will be performing his historical drama and Naomi Ammon will be presenting her exhibit from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Winter Park Christian Church in Tabernash.

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