Kentucky Students Earn National History Day Contest Awards

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FRANKFORT, KY (July 7, 2022) – National History Day® (NHD) presented awards for the 2022 National Contest in a live-streamed ceremony on Saturday, June 18. Representing Kentucky were 51 students from across the commonwealth who competed at regional competitions before taking home honors at the Kentucky statewide contest in April. These students advanced to the national contest, where thousands of students from all 50 states and internationally competed.

The following Kentucky students received awards for their entries addressing topics related to the 2022 NHD theme, Debate and Diplomacy:

  • U.S. Constitution Award sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration awarded to Ian Cronk, Jack Gill and Owen KrohmerWinburn Middle School, for their project What’s the Deal With the Louisiana Purchase? 
  • Outstanding Kentucky Entries
    • Junior Individual Website – The Korean War: Invading the 38th Parallel by Kinzley Barrett, Farristown Middle School
    • Senior Group Performance – Vita Karoli Magni: A Recapitulation by Ava Blackledge and Kaitlyn NelsonRowan County High School

Administered by the Kentucky Historical Society, this hands-on experience focuses on the autonomy and creativity of each student as they research a topic of their choice, interpret its relevance to our lives today, and display what they learned through various platforms. The judging portion of the competition allows students to serve as advocates of their work, which offers real-world experience in building confidence and conviction. Students are eligible for awards, cash prizes, and scholarships at the NHD state and national contests.

For more information about National History Day in Kentucky and the Kentucky Historical Society, visit


The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is an agency in Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. The KHS campus has three sites in historic downtown Frankfort:  The Old State Capitol; the Kentucky Military History Museum; and the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, serving as KHS headquarters with a signature museum, exhibits, library, research facilities, object & archival collections, museum store and more. KHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and has full American Alliance of Museums accreditation.


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