North Andrew’s Collin Sybert Wins Award at National History Day Competition

WASHINGTON D.C.  North Andrew eighth grader Collin Sybert’s presentation on Harry S. Truman and Atomic Power was named the Outstanding Entry in White House History at the National History Day Competition in Washington D.C. this week. Collin participated in the individual performance section of this year’s contest, which was themed “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.”

This is his second trip to the national competition and says participating has many good aspects.

To get to the national competition, Collin won first place in regionals at Maryville and at the state competition. North Andrew seventh graders Maverick Sybert and Hilde Wheeler also made the trip to Washington D.C. where they competed in group performance. National History Day reaches more than half a million students each year through student contests. Students choose a topic and dive deeply into the past by conducting research. They then present their conclusions and evidence through papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, or websites. Students develop skills in communication, project management, and historical thinking.

Collin’s individual performance and Maverick and Hilde’s group performance can be heard on KAAN 95.5 FM at 8:30 am this Saturday on the NWMOInfo Show and can be viewed HERE.