Submitted by Eric Snow
Jan. 28, 2016 was Utah History Day. Six students from Carbon High School, all freshman competitors when they participated in the 2015 History Fair, took their projects to the State Capitol Building and showcased them in the rotunda for the legislators and Capitol visitors to see.
Zoey Kourianos, Katie Snow, and Mersedez Clifford shared a video of their performance, “Otto Von Bizmarck: Creator of the Europe We Know.” Luke Hansen shared a website he created, “The Crusade of Utah Microbiologist Joseph E. Greaves.” Hansen’s project was a national finalist at the National History Fair last summer. Abigail Layton impressed many legislators with the website she created entitled, “Steven Hawking: His Legacy Through Science.” Finally, Shannon Baker shared a documentary movie she created, “Amelia Earhart: An Inspiration in the Air.”
Carbon County had the largest showing of all state school districts with six total students attending the event. Students were able to meet state senators and legislators including Senator David Hinkins and Representative Brad King. They were also treated to a greeting with Utah Governor Gary Herbert and a tour of the State Capitol Building.