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Hernando school district's History Fair winners, place-finishers announced

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The Hernando County school district's annual History Fair took place Feb. 25 at Springstead High School.

Students with first- or second-place finishes are eligible to advance to the state History Fair in Tallahassee on April 29 and 30 and May 1. These students placed at the fair:

Junior division

Individual exhibits: First place, Julia Kolbasiuk, Powell Middle; second, Emily Kolbasiuk, Powell; third, Holly Miranda, Challenger K-8; fourth, Caroline Johnston Challenger K-8.

Group exhibits: First place, Heather McCausland and Amelia Schmidt, Explorer K-8; second place, Cassidy Parkes and Jordyn Galarneau, Powell Middle; third place, Brice Bennett and Bradley Pierce, Challenger K-8; fourth place, Olivia Hughes and Devina Cappucci, Powell.

Historical papers: First place and Best of Show, Lane Whittaker, Parrott Middle; second place, Danielle DePaul, Powell; third place, Azalea Smith, Parrott; fourth place, Jerome Joynes Walker, Fox Chapel Middle.

Individual documentary: First place, P.J. DiGatetano, Powell Middle; second place, Rachel Bedard, Powell; third place, Matthew Haddadin, Challenger K-8; fourth place, Shannon Cook, Parrott Middle.

Group documentary: First place, Brittany David, Madison Smith and Kassandra Burbine, West Hernando Middle; second place, Savannah Bush and Grace Curren, Parrott Middle; third place, Kyler O'leske and Mackenzie Radtke, Challenger K-8; fourth place, Emma Roberts and Alyssa Smith, Powell.

Individual website: First place, Vasu Malhotra, Challenger K-8; second place, John Spatz, Challenger; third place, John Middleton, Powell Middle.

Group website: First place, Brett Labella and Zach Lane, Powell Middle; second place, Lindsay Croom, Danielle Carpenter and MaryKate Diffresco, Parrott Middle; third place, Colton Garrett, Ian Leibensperger and John Custer, Parrott; fourth place, Deen Brooks, Samantha French, Michelle Sommerman and Jessica Boswell, Fox Chapel Middle.

Individual performance: First place, Kalie Carlton, Powell Middle.

Group performance: First place, Savannah Nix and Abigal Linville, Powell Middle; second, Cameron Okula, Dylan Conrad and Gabriel Carlson, Powell.

Senior division

Individual performance: First place, Jacob Rice, Nature Coast Technical High.

Group performances: First place, Andrea Purvis, Sandy Bolis, Will Allen and Madison Jones, Springstead High; second place, Thoa Tran, Ngc Tran, Damien Forbell, Allyson Kuhn and Kasey Collins, Springstead.

Individual website: First place, Best of Show, Robyn Cotney, Springstead High; second, Lucy Fuller, Springstead; third, Maria Pelora, Nature Coast.

Group website: First place, Mikey Bennett, Alex Franklin and Jonas Gonzalez, Springstead High; second place, Sabrina Impreso and Chandler Griffin, Springstead; third, Courtney Jones, Nicole Lecours and Ashley Singer, Weeki Wachee High.

Historical papers: First place, Dominic Rufa, Springstead High; second place, Nicole Cannon, Springstead; third place, Joe Carolina, Nature Coast Technical High.

Individual documentary: First place, Livia Ohinion, Springstead High; second place, Hank Deslaurier, Springstead; third place, Kelsey Kolasa, Hernando High; fourth, Emily Cascio, Nature Coast Technical High.

Group documentaries: First place, Nina Morales and Sarina Singh, Springstead High; second place, Anthony Azzurro, John Brown, Dereck Newman and Richard Corbin, Nature Coast Technical High; third place, Alyssa Cooper and Erin Mitchell, Nature Coast.

Individual exhibit: First place, Gordon Appleton, Springstead High; second place, Elisha Pager, Hernando High; third place, Kylie Van Meter, Springstead; fourth place, Alexandria Gagnon, Nature Coast Technical High.

Group exhibits: First place, Ashley Principe, Monica Surrena and Alivia Duncan, Springstead High; second place, Cherline Bazille, Megan Armenilli, Mai Tran, Chemar Davis and Danish Hasan, Springstead; third place, Julia Rifino and Brooke Fausta, Nature Coast Technical High; fourth place, Justin Zimmerman and Brennan Ertle, Hernando High.

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