Missouri Students Compete in National History Day Contest

Last week, the Show-Me State saw fifty-five of its brightest students compete in the 2022 National History Day virtual contest. Two Missouri teachers were also recognized for their excellence in the classroom.

From outstanding entry awards to special prizes, Missouri delegates demonstrated a remarkable ability to transform research into creative, hands-on projects.

Congratulations to all participants in the 2022 state and national contest. We are so proud of your hard work!

Finalists

David Bhend, Brock Pyle, and John Jasper from South Middle School in Joplin for their junior group website Cuban Missile Crisis: Diplomacy on the Brink of Nuclear War

Outstanding Entry Awards

David Bhend, Brock Pyle, and John Jasper from South Middle School in Joplin for their junior group website Cuban Missile Crisis: Diplomacy on the Brink of Nuclear War

Elizabeth Arnold from Richland High School in Essex for her senior individual documentary Governed with Greater Justice: The Debate and Diplomacy of the Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902

Agricultural History Society's History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Allison Arnold from Richland High School in Essex for her junior individual documentary A Traitor to the Planter Class: Thad Snow

Exhibit Showcase

Sponsored by Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Learning Lab, and National History Day

Kiley Thomas and Rebekah Thurston from Odessa Middle School in Odessa for their junior group exhibit The Newsboy Strike: Fighting for a Diplomatic Compromise – View online through June 27

Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award Nominees

Kimberly Brownlee, award finalist and English language arts teacher from Liberty North High School in Liberty

Brian Wiedmer, a social studies teacher from North Andrew Middle School in Rosendale