14 Fresno County students winners in state history competition

The Fresno BeeApril 27, 2014 

Fourteen Fresno County students were among the winners at the National History Day-California competition in Riverside over the weekend.

Nine of those students, from Alta Sierra Intermediate School and Buchanan High School, will advance to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest to be held June 15-19 at the University of Maryland.

The winners are:

Junior Group Performance (co-champion): Allison Hodge, Sydney Fox, Max Erl and Bridget Hughes, from Alta Sierra Intermediate School in Clovis Unified, for "The Common School: Rights and Responsibilities of Public Education".

Senior Group Performance (co-champion): Chemyn Cortez, Vannalee Cayabyab, Kenneshae Murray, Emily Reynolds and Derek Zhang of Buchanan High School in Clovis for "Apartheid: Home Field Advantage?"

Also honored as runners-up in the Senior Group Exhibit category were Marcus Goishi, Charles Vatanatham and Albert Hong from Clovis West High School, for "Truman, MacArthur and the Forgotten War."

In addition, Robyn Young from Buchanan High School in Clovis received special recognition as a Longevity Award Winner for participating six or more times in National History Day-California competitions.

Elementary Division Group 2D Display (co-champions): Parker Jones & Sakshi Palav from Selma Unified's Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School for "Jackie Robinson's Big Stand"; and Zoe Pritchard, Sydney Pritchard and Emma Steinhardt from Clovis Unified's Fort Washington Elementary School in Fresno, for "Exercise Our Rights."

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