Seven Local Historians Qualify For National Competition


Pictured: CHS Junior Sadie Crompton proudly displays her project on the Manti Parachute Factory, which qualified for the national competition. Photo courtesy of Gina Crompton

At the state History Fair competition held on April 16 in Salt Lake City, Carbon High School had seven participants qualify for the national History Fair competition.

The theme for all projects “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History,” was the inspiration for the students’ projects. Sadie Crompton, one of the seven qualifying Dinos, placed second at the competition with her exhibit entitled “The Exploration of Women’s Rights During WWII: The Manti Parachute Factory.” Britlie Sharp also took home second and a ticket to the national competition with her documentary “Exploration of Hearty Surgery in Utah.”

Mersedez Clifford, Tyler Pierce, Katie Snow, Tessa Atwood and Zoey Kourianos all participated in a group performance under the title of “The Rebirth of Literature: Shakespeare’s Encounter, Exploration, and Exchange of Ideas.” The performance was enough to land the five students a first place finish in their category as well as qualifying them for the national competition.

Other students who placed at the event were Mason Rogers and Abby Robertson whose documentary “The Development of Asprin: The Fist Modern Pain Reliever” placed third as well as Luke Hansen, Kanyon Beecher, Logan Engar, Paul Bryner and McKenna Sorenson whose group performance “Explore, Encounter, and Exchange in Colonial America” brought home third. Both groups were also named as alternates if a national qualifier is unable to attend.

Carbon High’s Kody Wells also participated with his exhibit “Glenn Miller: Exchanging Music for Morale during WWII” and walked away with the second place Fort Douglas Museum Military History Award.

The national competition will take place on June 12-16 at the University of Maryland, about 10 miles from the nation’s capital.

The national qualifiers are also in need of project sponsors that can assist the students who qualified in making the trip to Maryland. Any donations are appreciated and those who are interested are invited to contact Carbon High School social studies teacher Chris Sweeney for more information.

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