Hall of Fame

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2019 Hall of Fame

National Champions

2nd Place – Junior Group Documentary
Elie Musfeldt & Natalie Pujet
“The Apollo I Disaster: The Tragedy that Landed a Man on the Moon"
School: Southern Hills Middle School
Teacher: Jeffrey Sanders
3rd Place -- Junior Group Performance
Sebastian Pujet & Andrew Prazen
“The Monster Who Fed the World: The Trimphs and Tragedies of Fritz Haber"
School: Southern Hills Middle School
Teacher: Zach Crandall

2019 Journal Authors

"The Radium Girls: A Light Amidst Tragedy"
Rebecca Busche
Bear Creek High School
"'A Look Over the Mountain'": The Triumphs of Denver's Five Points Neighborhood"
Luke Ortiz-Grabe
SkyView Academy
"The Native American Mascot Controversy: A Case Study of Eaglebeak the Mascot"
Kathryn Kummel
William T. Palmer High School
"The Impact of Two Baseball Stadiums on Their Cities--Homerun or Strikeout?: A Case Study of Dodger Stadium and Coors Field"
Jack Balaguer
Fairview High School
"China's One Child Policy: A Tragic Cost of Millions of Lives for Economic Development"
Ruby May
St. Columba School
Junior Paper Selection
"Chile's Economic Miracle: The Tragedy of a Neoliberal Myth"
Kian Edmondson
Animas High School
"Popé's Rebellion: A Pueblo Triumph of Resistance and Resurgence"
Anika Escalera
Centennial High School
"Baca Ranch: Aspects of Tragic Exploitation and Features of Triumphant Preservation"
Melody Lipke
Alamosa High School

2019 Film Festival Documentarians

"The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Tragedy That Led to the Triumph of New Labor and Safety Laws"
Maggie Jagger, Jenna Sharp & Abby Hite
Connect Charter School
Teacher: Lauren Gonzales
State Contest 2nd Place
National Qualifier
Junior Group Documentary
"The Apollo I Disaster: The Tragedy That Landed a Man on the Moon"
Natalie Pujet & Elie Musfeldt
Southern Hills Middle School
Teacher: Jeffrey Sanders
State Champion
National Contest Runner-Up
Junior Group Documentary
"War Beyond the Battlefield"
Chiara Kennedy
Renaissance Secondary School
Teacher: Keshia Medellin
State Contest 2nd Place
National Qualifier
Senior Individual Documentary
"Publishing in the Face of Adversity: Katherine Graham's Triumph in Her Courage to Defy the President and Protect the First Amendment"
Rose Jou and Racher Tseng
Fairview High School
Teacher: Susan Stensrud
State Contest 3rd Place
Senior Group Documentary
"Irishwomen: The Triumphs and Tragedies of teh Feminist-Nationalist Movement in Northern ireland"
Clarise Reichley
Denver School of the Arts
Teacher: Ed Glassman
State Champion
National Qualifier
Senior Invidual Documentary