(Kalamazoo, MI – June 19, 2012) – June once again found Kazoo School middle school students representing the State of Michigan at the National History Day Competition in College Park, Maryland. Andrew Beck, Eli Cartier, Hannah Lane-Davies, Lily Krone, and Caroline Yapp earned the right to travel to Maryland after winning at both the regional and state levels.
Andrew Beck, Eli Cartier (of Kazoo School ) and Jacob Hurwitz (of Portage West Middle School) received the Lee Allen History of Baseball Award for their website The Baseball Diamond: The Only Jewel Wrapped in Chains . Please visit their website at: (http://13997378.nhd.weebly.com).
Caroline Yapp was selected to represent Michigan at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History with her exhibit, “From Divine Right to the Bill of Rights: Revolution that Transformed the British Monarchy.”
Lily Krone’s paper The McCarthy Hearings: “An Age of Unreason” and Hannah Lane-Davies’s documentary Iranian Revolution: Realities of Change were both among the hundreds of entries from across the country being judged last week at the University of Maryland.
“These projects, honors and awards are the culmination of months of research, analysis, and creativity. We were thrilled our students received recognition for their many hours of hard work,” said Phillip Heasley, Kazoo School’s Interim Head of School.
National History Day requires students to conduct historical research using primary sources. They share their findings and conclusions in original projects by creating papers, exhibits, websites, performances, or documentaries. “Participation in National History Day is a demanding academic process, but it is one that our students truly enjoy and recognize the value of,” said Heasley.