Students Showcase Talents at State History Competition

After making their mark at school and district History Day events, St. Lucie Public Schools students traveled to Tallahassee with aspirations of coming home champions. They did not disappoint with positive results in the following areas:

Outstanding County Award (St. Lucie West K-8)

Juliana Pack
Adriana Bravo
Alexa Tango
Samantha Jenkins
Emily Bouchillon

Individual Performance, 3rd Place Senior (Port St. Lucie High School)
Cathia Oge

Junior Group Exhibit 3rd Place (Palm Pointe Research School at Tradition)
Adriadna Hiller and Joshua Sherman

 

This year’s State History Day competition was held at Tallahassee Community College with over 1,100 students from 31 Florida counties competing in categories ranging from individual essay to website development. Regardless of how the students chose to deliver the message, the theme was consistent. According to the Florida History Day contest details, this year’s theme of Conflict and Comparison in History, students were expected to ask questions about occurrences in history, explore how it occurred, why it happened, and then tackle the consequences.

Social Studies Program Specialist Kate Ems said, “I congratulate our students.  They were very well prepared to present their projects to the judges and articulate the key elements of their research.”