A team of students from Bartow International Baccalaureate won a first place award at the State History Fair and are among 66 Florida students qualified to compete at the National History Day program held at the University of Maryland-College Park from June 12 to 16, http://www.nhd.org/.
The State History Fair, www.floridahistoryfair.com was held last month at Tallahassee Community College and the Bartow IB students’ first place history fair project was titled “The Scramble for Africa.” It won first place in the senior high group website category. Their website can viewed at http://14065439.nhd.weebly.com/index.html. More than 950 students from 28 counties competed at the state event. The first place finish qualified the Bartow IB students for the national event.
Bartow IB’s national qualifying team is composed of Dominic Chiampi, Gabrielle DiLullo, Harrison Pincket and Alix Rousseliere. All of the students reside in Lakeland and are sophomores at Bartow IB. Their history fair advisor is Bartow High teacher Theodore Wright.
Polk also had three entries selected for the finals at the state event. Although these entries did not qualify for the national event, selection for the finals meant they were among the top six entries in the state in their competition categories.
Selected for the finals from Polk were:
From left, Dominic Chiampi, Gabrielli DiLullo, Harrison Pincket, Alix Rousseliere.