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July 7, 2009

Moultrie Middle Students Compete in National History Day Competition

The four Moultrie Middle students who advanced to the national competition of National History Day pose in Washington D.C. From June 14 -18, four recent graduates of Moultrie Middle School represented South Carolina at the National History Day competition in the Washington D.C. area.

National History Day is an annual competition held in every state in which students in grades 4-12 complete a high-level research project on a common theme in history.  This year’s theme was “Individuals in History: Their Actions and Legacies.” 

The four Moultrie representatives Alex Hayes, Sarah Mitchum, Olivia Newton, and Hannah Ross won at the state level for their projects.  Hayes won the gold medal in the Junior Individual Documentary category for a documentary she produced about the life and legacy of Julius Rosenwald.  The team of Mitchum, Newton, and Ross brought home the gold medal in the Junior Historical Website category with their site entitled “Amelia Earhart: Changing History One Flight at a Time.” 

The four Moultrie Middle students who advanced to the national competition of National History Day pose in Washington D.C.Only two gold medals are awarded in each state in each category.  The state winners qualified to advance to the national contest.  These four students—taught by history teachers Jeffrey Stoloff and Marsha Beach—represented Charleston County at the national competition. 

To learn more, please call Principal Jean Siewicki at the school at 849-2819 or visit the National History Day website.

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