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History Day Colorado Winners Compete at Nationals

History Day Colorado Winners Compete at Nationals

Barbara Allen (left) receiving her award from Patricia A. Behring (right).

72 Colorado kids competed against 3,000 middle and high school students from around the nation at the National History Day contest this month at the University of Maryland near Washington, D.C.  To qualify students won at the state contest on May 5 at the University of Colorado Denver.  CLAS and the History Department were sponsors of the regional contest, with the theme REVOLUTION, REACTION, REFORM. 

Second place for Senior Group Performance at the National Competition went to students from Fairview High School--Kali Barnes, Charlie Beckman, Rohith Chintalapally, Jessica Halee and Jack McClellan--for their project entitled “The Salk Vaccine Field Trial."

DPS teacher, Barbara Allen, won the national Patricia A. Behring Teacher of the Year Award at the National History Day competition, presented June 14. Barbara Allen is a forty-year Denver Public Schools teacher, currently teaching middle school at Denver School of the Arts, and has touched the lives of thousands of students by mentoring History Day projects.

In addition to experiencing History Day, students also enjoyed the sights of Washington, D.C., a visit with Senator Michael Bennet and tour of the Capitol.  It was a great adventure for all.


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