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Mississippi Students Recognized in 2021 National History Day National Contest

June 21, 2021

Two Mississippi students were recognized as finalists in the annual National History Day 2021 National Contest. Nathan Guy of the Mississippi School for Math and Science in Columbus received tenth place in the Senior Individual Documentary category for his project, “Tapping in the Heart of Darkness.” Aline LaPierre of Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg received sixth place in the Senior Paper Category for her project, “Making Myths Out of History: Remembering Bulgaria’s Batak Massacre.” Both projects finished in the top ten of their respective categories out of ninety other projects.

"The Mississippi History Day team is incredibly proud of Aline and Nathan,” said Al Wheat, state coordinator for Mississippi History Day and MDAH director of education. "To finish top ten internationally is a stellar feat to accomplish. We hope this experience will inspire other Mississippi students to compete next year."  

The National History Day 2021 National Contest was held virtually for the second year in a row due to COVID-19. Middle and high school students nationwide competed in five categories under the annual theme of “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.”

The National History Day 2021 National Contest Virtual Awards Ceremony is available for viewing on the National History Day Facebook page. For more information on National History Day and its Mississippi History Day affiliate, visit the MDAH official website.



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