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Students receive awards at state history convention

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By The Staff

Members of the Tebbs Bend Historians were honored at the 2008 Kentucky Junior Historical Society Convention.

The 46th annual Kentucky Junior Historical Society convention, held March 27-29 in Frankfort, gathers student historians from every corner of the commonwealth in grades K-12. These students submit prepared projects in various categories, including historical exhibit, genealogical research, photography, performance and art.

"These students are learning an appreciation for our state's history," says Kent Whitworth, executive director of the Kentucky Historical Society.

"By researching a topic important to them, they are finding connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future."

Tebbs Bend Historians is comprised of home-schooled students located in Green, Taylor, Adair, Casey and Boyle counties. The chapter is sponsored by Michelle Eastham.

Mary Tress Eastham was elected junior representative of the Kentucky Junior Historical Society.

Other student winners include: Reese Pearson, Joshua Mason and Addie Eastham, Performance: Division I, Third Place; Andrea Nolley, Carrie Mason, and Megan Dudley, Performance: Division III, Third Place; Rebekkah Ellis, 2-D Art: Division I, Second Place; Sarah Januski, 2-D Art: Division II, First Place; Sierra Hall, Photo Essay: Division I, First Place;

Savhanna Pearson, Photo Essay: Division II, Second Place; Sierra Hall, History Test: Division I, First Place; History Bowl: Division III, Runner Up; Savhanna Pearson, Research Paper: Division II, Third Place; Sarah Staat, Research Paper: Division II, Second Place; Sarah Januski, Research Paper: Division II, First Place; Carrie Mason, Research Paper: Division III, Third Place; April Massengale, Research Paper: Division III, Second Place;

Stewart Graham, Speech: Division I, Third Place; Sierra Hall, Speech: Division I, Second Place; Lily Pearson, Speech: Division II, Third Place; Mary Tress Eastham, Speech: Division II, Second Place; Savhanna Pearson, Speech: Division II, First Place; Alyssa Dudley, Crafts-Soft: Division I, Third Place.