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Four JPPSS Students Earn National Awards At Annual History Day Contest

Four Jefferson Parish Public School students recently earned awards at the National History Day Contest sponsored in Louisiana by the National World War II Museum.

Helen Cox High School student Kacey Horton was recognized as one of the top 75 individual performances in the nation in the category of individual performance at the high school level for her ten-minute dramatic performance of the successes, failures, and consequences of Roe v. Wade. She researched, scripted, and acted in the project.

Three students from Adams Middle School earned the highest finish at the national contest of any students from Louisiana.  Students Alice Yang, Jiemin Yang, and Siqi Liang came in 18th in the nation in the category of group exhibit at the middle school level with their exhibit on Ping Pong Diplomacy.  All three students are in the ESL program at Adams and have been in the country less than two years.

National History Day is a rigorous research program that is held each year at the University of Maryland.  More than 600,000 students across the country begin their research projects each year and approximately 3,000 student projects made it to the national contest this past summer.

Congratulations to Kacey Horton, Alice Yang, Jiemin Yang, and Siqi Liang.