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History > Eight out of 11 kids from Los Alamos public schools were chosen for contest

Students from the Los Alamos Public Schools won eleven awards at the recent statewide National History Day contest, and eight of those students are going to the national contest in the nation’s capital next month.
The state winning students are:
First Place
• Sophomores Kimberly Pestovich, Yamira Dejesus, and Kaylen Pocaterra, for their senior group exhibit on “Building the Railroad: A Vehicle to Opportunity and Success”
• Senior Emily McClenahan, with her senior individual documentary, “Dress Rehearsal For Hell: The Meridian Campaign, a Turning Point in History and Modern Warfare”
• Seventh graders Ruby Selvage and Kathryn McClenahan, in junior group performance for “Atomic Age Act II: The Russian Atomic Bomb”
Second Place
• Sophomore Anne Scripsick, with her senior individual exhibit on “Fighting The Speckled Monster” about the small pox vaccine
• Seventh grader Miriam Wallstrom, in junior individual website for her project, “The 13th Amendment: Free At Last”
The students will travel to the University of Maryland and compete against students from around the country this month at the national NHD contest.

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