Three Kansas Junior Teams Advance to National History Day Finals

COLLEGE PARK, MD—Three groups of Kansas students will advance to the finals at National History Day, running through June 19, at the University of Maryland, College Park, near Washington, D.C.

This year’s theme was Conflict & Compromise. Results of preliminary rounds were announced Monday night in junior individual and group performances and junior individual and group documentaries.

Results for the senior categories will be announced Tuesday night. Final results in these and remaining categories (historical papers, exhibits, and websites) will be announced at 7:30 a.m. CST Thursday, June 19, via a live web cast at

The junior teams from Kansas advancing to the finals include:

Junior Group Performance: Shelby Carpenter, Nyalia Lui, and Soren Lamb.
“Asa Philip Randolph, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt:
Conflict and Comrpromise in Negotiating Executive Order 8802,” Topeka Collegiate, Topeka, teacher Travis Lamb.

Junior Group Documentary: Julian Mullican, Nicky Henriquez, and Alex Chanay. “Deemed Necessary: The Wartime Internment and Restriction of Rights of Japanese Americans,” Topeka Collegiate, Topeka, teacher Travis Lamb.

Junior Group Documentary: Patrick Elisha and Reston Phillips, “The Merging of Black and White Jazz Groups, Locals 627 and 34: A Compromise Made for a New Beginning in the Jazz Era,” Topeka Collegiate, Topeka, teacher Travis Lamb.

Fifty-five Kansas students were selected to advance to National History Day. Throughout the school year more than 1,000 students statewide and more than 500,000 nationwide worked, researched, and tracked primary sources.

Kansas students grades six through 12 compete in junior and senior categories, divided by individuals and groups in performances, documentaries, papers, exhibits, and websites.

Kansas History Day is administered by the Kansas Historical Society with additional support from the Washburn University.

The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency headquartered in Topeka. For more information visit

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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