Kevin Bethea, grandson of Ron and Marlene Montgomery, earned second place in the State Kansas History Day competition held last month. He, and another student, Tyler Swaffar, paired up and created a web page that one first place at regional’s and earned a spot to go to the National History Day competition, which is held in June. Kevin’s mother, Kris Bethea, and step-father, John Connett , will be traveling with him to compete next month near Washington D.C.
“Honeywell v. Sperry Rand: The Battle of The First Computers” is the title of their website. It has been moved to a permanent location, so follow the link and check it out!
Nearly 300 students from 51 middle and high schools across Kansas participated in Kansas History Day State Contest on Saturday, April 20. The top two students in each division and category have advanced to the national competition in College Park , Maryland on June 9-13, 2013.
Around 700 students from around the state have worked on history day projects throughout the school year. They presented their projects in six separate districts around the state of Kansas . The top three winners advance to the State Contest.
National History Day is a nationally acclaimed academic enrichment program that promotes the study of history in schools. The program is modeled after science fairs and encourages students to take a creative approach to studying history. In the process, students learn research, writing, and communication skills, in addition to gaining an understanding of the importance of historical perspective. Participating students develop research papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites or performances based on topics related to an annual theme. The 2013 theme Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events