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Winners named for school district history fair

Parrott Middle eighth-grader Gabrielle Durso contemplates a judge’s question at the history fair. Her exhibit on the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, won fourth place.

PAULETTE LASH RITCHIE | Special to the Times

Parrott Middle eighth-grader Gabrielle Durso contemplates a judge’s question at the history fair. Her exhibit on the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, won fourth place.

SPRING HILL

On Feb. 22, middle and high school students gathered at Explorer K-8 School to defend their projects at the Hernando County School District History Fair. Students presented interpretations of history in five forms: exhibits, Web pages, documentaries, performances and historical papers.

Lori Aleo, history fair director and Explorer K-8 sixth-grade world history teacher, said the turnout was excellent. She thanked Target for supplying judges, food for the judges and gift cards to buy supplies.

The top two winners in each category for each division are eligible to compete in the state fair in Tallahassee. The national fair is in Washington, D.C., in June. Winners include:

Senior Division Group Web Pages

First place: Vasu Maholtra, Bharat Maholtra and Arjun Maholtra, Springstead High; second place: Michael Sherron and Tessa Walker, Weeki Wachee High.

Senior Division Individual Web Pages

First place: John Spatz, Nature Coast Technical High.

Senior Division Group Documentaries

First place: Chandler Griffith, Logan White and Zach Myer, Springstead High; second place: Adam Cooper, Jenny Wu, Elijah Medina and Reyanna Reicss, Weeki Wachee High; third place: Zachary Knecht and Tully Goldrich, Springstead; fourth place: Chase Neuhausen, Joe Powanda and Kody Hilburn, Nature Coast.

Senior Division Group Performances

First place: Paola Perez-Padilla, Ngoc Tran, Ashley Windeler and Amanda Osborn, Springstead High; second place: Raleigh Forbell, Kesler Gerard and Rachel Bedard, Springstead.

Senior Division Individual Performances

First place: Luis Tosado, Nature Coast Technical High; second place: Kaylie Walker, Weeki Wachee High; third place: Haley Neuhausen, Nature Coast.

Senior Division Group Exhibits

First place: Ashley Foster and Joy Anatola, Springstead High; second place: Dallas Foley and William Simone, Springstead; third place: Brittney Rodriguez, Brittany Castellano and Elise Webster, Nature Coast Technical High; fourth place: Celine Chin, Victoria Roman and Morgan Coons, Weeki Wachee High.

Senior Division Individual Exhibits

First place: Shivani Mehta, Springstead High; second place: Gordon Appleton, Springstead; third place: Sydney Clingo, Nature Coast Technical High; fourth place: Erin Parinello, Weeki Wachee High.

Senior Division Historical Papers

First place: Calvin Hecker, Hernando High; second place: Bailey Brannan, Weeki Wachee High; third place: Sara Majka, Nature Coast Technical High; fourth place: Mikaela Barsanti, Nature Coast.

Junior Division Group Web Pages

First place: Jordyn McFarlane and Amber Foster, Challenger K-8; second place: Brett LaBella, Dylan Conrad and Joseph Middleton. Powell Middle; third place: Camryn Fillmore and Veronica Barlock, Powell; fourth place: Arianna Bell and Elyse Ehrman, Parrott Middle.

Junior Division Individual Web Pages

First place: Stefanos Belavilas, Challenger K-8; second place: Jonathan Cunningham. Challenger; third place: Alison Pager, Parrott Middle; fourth place, Misha Patel, Parrott.

Junior Division Group Documentaries

First place: Tommy Barker and Bradley Pearce, Challenger K-8; second place, Kenna McQuown and Sara Prefontaine, West Hernando Middle; third place: Peter Hartley and Khristian Landry, Explorer K-8; fourth place: Michelle Barlow and Brianna Barber, Powell Middle.

Junior Division Individual Documentaries

First place: Olivia Blair, Challenger K-8; second place: Dustin Faulkenberry, Challenger; third place: Melina Rivera, Parrott Middle; fourth place: William An, Powell Middle.

Junior Division Group Performances

First place: Megan Nelski, Morgan Nelski and Ariyanna Smith, Powell Middle; second place: Desiree Anello, Nevada Brammer and Jalexeus Velez, Explorer K-8; third place: Makayla Hernandez and Linda Martinez; Explorer; fourth place: Karissa Hammett, Julius Rivera and Mackenzie Sunday, West Hernando Middle.

Junior Division Individual Performances

First place: Zane Faillace-Garen, Winding Waters K-8; second place: Sara Cook, Parrott Middle.

Junior Division Group Exhibits

First place: Micah Kahler and Christian Mathis, Challenger K-8; second place: Zachery Kickery and Michael Cavanaugh, Parrott Middle; third place: Brittney Shaw and Trinity Hadley, Explorer K-8; fourth place: Chasity Blevins and Tiffany Brandt, West Hernando Middle.

Junior Division Individual Exhibits

First place: Madison Knight, Challenger K-8; second place: Moses Diaz-Torres, Challenger; third place: Evan Bronhard, Winding Waters K-8; fourth place: Gabrielle Durso, Parrott Middle.

Junior Division Historical Papers

First place: Danielle DePaul, Powell Middle; second place: Ivey Whitaker, Parrott Middle; third place: Taylor Godfrey, West Hernando Middle; fourth place: Avery Celli, Parrott.

Winners named for school district history fair 03/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, March 7, 2014 12:56pm]
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