Twenty Central Catholic students recently competed in the State History Day competition in Indianapolis on April 23. Students competed in essay, exhibit, documentary, performance and web site categories. The Indiana Historical Society sponsors History Day and the theme this year is “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.”
In the junior division Jack Rogers received 2nd place for his essay on space exploration. In the senior division Zoey Fields received 2nd place for her individual web site on forensic science. In the group exhibit category Austin Gick and Cole Buche received 1st place for their entry on aeronaut John Wise. Diane Santos received 1st place in individual exhibit for her project on Hoosiers and the Philippines. Maggie Behr and Sydney Sterret received 2nd place for the group exhibit on British War Brides of World War II. Lucy Ayala received 2nd place in the individual performance category for his entry on Emilie Koenig, a German immigrant to Lafayette. Tristan Abbott, Lexi Gaeta and Alexa Hruskavich were finalists and placed 5th in the group exhibit category. In special awards Lucy Ayala received the John S. and Louise Reif Herbst Prize for an outstanding entry on Indiana’s German-American history and Jack Davis received the McKoy Prize for Indiana African-American History with his website on the Tuskegee Airmen. The first and second place winners qualified to participate in the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland in June.