Top spot at state history fair
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Haley Parker, a senior at San Juan High School, walked away with top honors at the Utah State History Fair on April 16. Parker’s historical paper on uranium mining in San Juan County won first place honors in her category. In addition, she was awarded $1,000 for being named the top project in the entire fair, in addition to $100 from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.

Parker wins a trip to the National History Fair at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. She also qualified for the national fair in 2007.

Dane Hurst, a junior at San Juan High School, also earned a trip to the national fair after winning top honors for his individual documentary on the New Deal.

Connor Frost, a junior at Monticello High School, earned a trip to the national fair with a second place finish in the individual exhibits category. Connor’s exhibit was on the Berlin Wall.

Other students who excelled at the state event, held at the University of Utah, include Monticello junior Joseph Weatherford, who finished third in the live performances category. Joseph’s performance was on Joseph Pulitzer and the news boys’ strike.

Monticello junior Chase Randall received a Fort Douglas Military History Award Certificate for his display of daylight bombing during World War II.

San Juan High juniors Jeannie Kirk, Joy Merhet and Teddy Royer finished third for their group documentary on Women’s Sufferage in Utah.

Monticello eighth grade student Clarissa Jack’s exhibit on Posey was selected for display in the Utah Historical Museum.

In addition, four eighth grade students at Albert R Lyman Middle School in Blanding earned a third place finish for their group exhibit on the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. They are Madison Parker, Kendra Parker, Cortney Macdonald and Simone Shumway.

Teachers of these students include Bill Sivert at San Juan High School, Judy Barton at Monticello High School and Shane Musselman at Albert R Lyman Middle School.

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