Four FMS History Day projects advance to state
Four of the 11 projects presented by Fairfield Middle School students at the History Day competition Tuesday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center are advancing to state competition.
The students representing FMS at the state level of National History Day competition May 6 in Des Moines will be: Kristen Daugherty, with an individual website: “Girl Scouts: A Turning Point in a Woman’s Life”; James Lyman and Gannon Courtright, with a group exhibit: “The Atomic Bomb: The Beginning of the End”; Phoenix Haessler, with an individual documentary: “Through a Child’s Eyes: The Story of Ruby Bridges vs. Segregation in School”; and Anuja Pharasi, Dayna Price and Savannah Kelley, with a group performance: “Nellie Bly: Benefiting Humanity One Word at a Time.”
According to FMS sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade GOAL teacher Tena Nelson, more than 300 students were in attendance with approximately 175 projects.
Nelson explained the History Day competition is divided into two divisions — junior for middle school and senior for high school — with nine categories. The categories are: group exhibit; individual exhibit; group documentary; individual documentary; historical paper; group performance; individual performance; group website; and individual website.
This year’s theme is “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events,” and each project’s topic must relate to that theme.
“I’m so proud of all the students who went [Tuesday],” said Nelson. “They were great examples of Trojan PRIDE.”