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Five Toledo Early College Students Advance to National Level in History Day Contest

Toledo Early College freshman Loren Willhight will travel to College Park, MD on 10 June 2019 to compete at the national level of the National History Day (NHD) contest. Loren earned second place for her website “Nina Simone: A young pianist to an activist” at the state NHD contest that was held at Ohio Wesleyan University on 21 April 2019.

Kaylee Britt, Loren Willhight, Sirena Roberts

Sophomore Sirena Roberts received an Honorable Mention for her documentary “Diamond Darlings: Striking out for inequality as well as eighth grader Kaylee Britt for her Individual Performance “Bird Woman: A Shoshone Inspiration”.

The students were accompanied by teachers Zach Shepler and Randy Nissen and Toledo Early College principal Karen Berman.

Every freshman and sophomore at Early College is required to create an NHD project; entering the contest is optional. Project categories include exhibits, websites, documentaries and performances. One hundred-twenty six students represented the school at the regional contest at BGSU in April where thirty-six qualified for the state contest.

“National History Day allows students to conduct deep research on a topic of their choice”, said Mona Al-Hayani, Ohio Teacher of the Year, “Loren did a great job on her website.” Loren Willhight added, “I gained many insights about the remarkable career of Nina Simone. Her life was full of ups and downs.”

A GoFundMe (TEC NHD 2019) has been set up to help Loren and her mother travel to the national contest. ### FOR MORE INFORMATION Randy Nissen TEC History Teacher 419.704.1940 randy@randynissen.net Attachment: TEC NHD 2-019.jpeg (L-R, Kaylee Britt, Loren Willhight, Sirena Roberts)



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Revised: 05/16/19 00:08:05 -0400.

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