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Brunswick County Student Wins National History Day Award

Brunswick County Student Wins National History Day Award

Alexandria Szalkiewicz and a History Day participant at the University of Maryland-College Park

June 20, 2012 - Brunswick County, NC - North Carolina students took honors at the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland-College Park held June 10-14, on the theme “Revolution, Reaction, and Reform in History.” One of the award recipients is from Brunswick County.

Alexandria Szalkiewicz of Leland was the recipient of the “History of Congress” award, a special prize recognizing exploration of certain aspects of history. Her senior individual exhibit, “Jonestown: World Reaction,” earned the award.

Other state winners include Adam Dietrich in the junior individual performance category, Reuben Chemmanam and Jeff Roop in the junior group web site category, and Baylea Williams in the senior individual performance category. All four students are from Greenville. Davis Combs of Mooresville was a winner in the junior research paper category. Special recognition also went to Becka Lynn Pittard of LaGrange with the “Salute to Freedom” award.

For information call (919) 807-7389. National History Day in North Carolina is coordinated and sponsored by the Office of Archives and History. Other sponsors are the North Caroliniana Society, the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati, and the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies. The Office of Archives and History is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.



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