TORRINGTON – Students from Torrington Middle School along with sponsors, Stephen Hart, Kelsey Walker, Mary Perkins, Dave Burrill and Kevin Derby traveled to Wheatland on March 15 to participate in the Regional History Day contest. Students selected their own topics and developed entries on this year’s theme, Triumph and Tragedy. At the end of the day, 20 students representing 15 different projects qualified for the Wyoming State History Day contest, scheduled for Monday, April 15, at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
The following students qualified for the state contest:
First Place – Nolan Long: The Normandy Invasion; Second Place – Chloe Copenbarger: The Persian Wars.
First Place – Mac Hibben: The Torrance Tornado.
First Place – Jacee Shields, Peyten Husted: Voyage of the Damned; Second Place – Grady Shields, Ryan Moorehouse: Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express; Third Place – Kirsten Tucker, Jade Brothwell: Stride Towards Freedom.
First Place – Adria Derby: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall: 28 Years of Despair and Tyranny; Second Place – Ada Merrigan: The Khmer Rouge.
Third Place – Ryan Baker, Bryant DeMott: Triumph & Tragedy of the Marshall University Football Team.
First Place – Jaydynn Pickens: The Tale of Two Sisters: How One Inspired the Other to Change the World; Second Place – Zoe Hoff: A Paralyzing Fear: The Vaccine that Changed the World; Third Place – Zach Davidson: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Winter at Valley Forge.
Second Place – Gabrielle David, Nayeli Loya: A Two Minute Ride: Challenger Explosion of 1986; Third Place – Klacie Groene, Carleigh Dugger: Autism the Tragic Treatment: How One Woman Triumphantly Changed the World’s Perspective.