St. Nicholas Academy students win National History Day award

St. Nicholas Academy students won two first place awards at the National History Day Competition held April 27 on the University of Kentucky’s campus.

Students Ben Buckman, Jake Owens and Noah Riordan won first place for the group exhibit “The Battle of Stalingrad the Turning Point in the East.” Isabella de Gonzalez won first place for her project “Remembering Alcatraz.”

The winning projects will be entered into the national competition scheduled for June 9-13 at the University of Maryland.

In addition, Hannah Kleitz received the Frazier History Museum’s Kentucky History Award for her project “The Kentucky Grand Dragon and the Impact he had on my Family.”

Tyler Ballard, Katie Meiman and Emily Shearer received the Louisville Slugger Museum’s Sport Award for their group exhibit “Wilma Rudolph: The Living Legacy.”

The National History Day Competition is sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society.

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