On Saturday, April 21, members of the eighth grade class joined hundreds of students across the state of Virginia in Williamsburg for the state finals of the 2012 National History Day Competition. Five students from Loudoun Country Day School, in Leesburg, won prizes. Lindsey Rust and Olivia Lattanzi won a third place medal for their group documentary on child labor laws. Tyler Nightingale won first prize in the category of individual documentary on how Jackie Robinson revolutionized sports for African Americans and was a true leader and hero in the Civil Rights Movement. Omar Ahmed and Chris Miller won first place for their group live performance that addressed how Brown v. Board of Education ignited the Civil Rights Movement.
Tyler , for first place for his phenomenal documentary on Jackie Robinson, will now go on to represent Virginia at the national competition in June at the University of Maryland . Omar and Chris, who also won first place at the state competition, will also compete in the national contest at the University of Maryland in June.
Tyler, Omar, and Chris will be competing with students across the country.
Headmaster Dr. Randy Hollister commended the winners, “Congratulations to Lindsey and Olivia for winning third place in the state competition, and congratulations to Tyler and Omar and Chris for winning first place and for earning the right to proceed to the national competition. This is a significant achievement, and we are happy for and proud of these outstanding students. Congratulations also to all of the parents of these fine young men and women.
I also want to thank Mr. Beauchemin for his excellent work with these students and for supporting them and inspiring them to reach for the stars. This reflects the high standards of our history program, Mr. Beauchemin’s outstanding teaching, and our students’ impressive talents, enthusiasm for learning, and dedication to important issues. We wish Tyler, Omar, and Chris a great experience and success at the national competition at the University of Maryland in June.”