History Day Wins at Regionals


On Wednesday April 6, after many months of researching, building, preparing and two years of virtual contests, 46 Canton students traveled to SWOSU to compete in National History Day regionals. Canton had a total of 11 exhibits, 2 plays, 3 websites, a paper, a documentary and many winners. 

Students woke up early to look presentable for the judges. Upon arrival the competitors unloaded, unwrapped, prepared and set up their projects. Students only had thirty minutes before the judges would interview them at 9:30 a.m. The awards ceremony took place after plays were performed and all the judging was completed.  

Brooklyn Green, Allie Smith, Harper Jones placed first on their group play, and Noah Ross took first place on his individual play. Addisyn Smith and Karington Hawk received first place with their senior documentary and a special award for Women in History. In the senior exhibit division Mckayla Howerton and Kylie Carrasco received first place. Vance Ross and Jaden Hulse received second place. Emma Hoffman placed first in the senior individual exhibit and Eric Evans received second place.

In the junior categories Nadia Luna and Camden Lee placed first with their group exhibit.

David Evans and Maggie Clark placed second with their group exhibit The Radium Dial Girls.

Bailee Grigsby placed first on her individual exhibit with Hailey Vowell taking second place. Macie Clark placed first with her Rachel Carson website and Preston Foster Placed first with his paper The King of Chess.  

The History Day winners will now prepare for the state competition which takes place on May 4 and 5 at the History Day Center in Oklahoma City. Students will have to make the changes that the judges suggested during regional competition before they go to state.