Last Saturday a record number of St. Francis School students participated in the National History Day State Competition at the University of Kentucky. While merely qualifying for the state competition is an incredible undertaking and impressive achievement, seven of our eight Wvyern competitors actually placed in the competition! Congratulations to the following students:

  • Neel Dutta – 2nd place Elementary Individual Exhibit (Daytona 500)
  • Hayden Harralson – 3rd place Junior Documentary (When Was First Contact? An Exploration Into Alien Conspiracies)
  • Arden Lin – 1st place Elementary Paper (The History of Russia and Ukraine)
  • Ethan Monyhan – 3rd place Junior Individual Exhibit (Does The U.S Care About the Laws of War?)
  • Jack Norris – 3rd place Junior Paper (The History and Use of the “Big Lie” In Nazi Germany and the 2020 Presidential Election)
  • Nolan Schmitt – 1st place Elementary Individual Exhibit (PT Barnum)
  • Wilson Shoemaker – 3rd place Elementary Individual Exhibit (Stan Lee)

Vivian Schnuerle also had a strong showing in the Junior Documentary category with her documentary on The Influence of Failed Diplomacy on the Hippie Movement.

Throughout the entire NHD experience, these students exemplified every one of our Core Values. All the participants are incredibly motivated to start work next year with the goal of going to Nationals. Special thanks to Tom Skaggs, all the parents, students, and everyone who supported this group on this journey.