Elementary & Middle School students place at Kentucky State National History Day Competition


Bullitt County students made a strong showing at the Kentucky State National History Day Competition on April 24, with elementary and middle students across BCPS taking home awards and honors, and one student advancing to the National Competition in June. 


This competition is an ultimate inquiry-inspired project-based learning experience, allowing students the opportunity to pursue a topic they are interested in and create a project to reflect what they’ve learned. Students become experts in their topic, building their confidence and promoting the “doing of history,” rather than the simple regurgitation of historical facts. Students also gain skills such as critical thinking through the creation of exhibits, websites, documentaries, performances, and papers, all of which are skills that greatly benefit inside and outside the classroom. 


Below are the students who placed in the competition. 


Middle School Level: Students’ works are briefly described. 

  • First Place in the Junior Division for Individual Website - Grace Clark, Bullitt Lick Middle

    • Grace focused her website on Rosa Parks and the Emerging Power of Black Newspapers. Grace will be advancing to the National Competition, which will be a virtual event June 13-19. 

  • First Place in the Junior Division for Historical Papers - Alyssa Schuler, Bernheim Middle 

    • Alyssa presented a sensitive topic for debate within the Deaf Community.


Elementary Level: this competition ends at the State level. Any student work we have available is attached for your viewing. 


  • First Place - Tristan Isham, Lebanon Junction Elementary

  • Second Place - Jacob Goins, Crossroads Elementary




Individual Exhibits


Group Exhibit





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