More than 5,000 students in grades six through 12 participate in the National History Day in Missouri program each year. On April 27, more than 600 of them who advanced from regional competitions gathered at the state contest on the University of Missouri campus to showcase their work.
Each National History Day in Missouri project is unique, a result of research and creativity from an individual student or group. The program encourages students to present their findings their way through documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances or websites.
This was the case with Brylie Brincks, Kendall Nester, Collin Patterson, Jaclyn Riedinger and Michaela Sybert of Rosendale, Missouri, who earned first place at state in the junior group performance category for their performance “10 Days to Sacramento.”
As eighth-graders at North Andrew, the students completed a group performance about the impact of the Pony Express and advanced to the 2019 state competition after placing at regionals. The group will compete at nationals in June at the University of Maryland.