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2021 OkNHD Virtual Showcase and Winners

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Congratulations to the 2021 Oklahoma National History Day state competition winners!


Special Prizes

AAUW of Oklahoma Teen Voices Award
"Nellie Bly: Reporting on Behalf of the Mad"
Imiyah Littlejohn and Aletheia Mcintosh from Canton

"Eleanor Roosevelt: Communicating Human Rights"
Mikaia Mitchell and Audrey Pegg from Morrison High School

 Best Exhibit Design Award, presented by the Oklahoma Museums Association
"Silent Communication: The Language of the Fan"
Memphis Hoover from Morrison High School

"The Original Code Talkers"
Hollie Courtney from Muskogee High School

George Washington Leadership Prize, presented by George Washinton's Mount Vernon
"Common Sense"
Meha and Tessa Joseph from Deer Creek Middle School

"Espionage and the Culper Spy Ring: Understanding Covert Communication During the Revolutionary War"
Anusha Fathepure from Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

John Mark Rhea History Day Prize
"Talking Cure: Bertha Pappenheim's Path to Peace"
Jenna Broaddus from Mingo Valley Christian School

Western Association
"Indian American Boarding Schools: 'Kill the Indian, save the Man'"
Bella Whitten from All Saints Catholic School

"Westward Expansion: Communicating a National Identity"
Khushi Damni from Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

The Grand River Dam Authority Best Environmental Project Award
"4-H: Communicating Youth Development"
Rebecca Taylor from Morrison High School

"Migratory Bird Treaty Act : A Camera Hunter Aids Conservation"
Vanesa Bedolla, Bradley Carr, Sarah Simons, Gage Williams from Morrison High School

Historic Preservation Award, presented by the State Historic Preservation Office
"Talking Leaves of The Cherokee"
Maggie Brown from All Saints Catholic School

"The Tulsa Race Massacre"
Declan Jones from Casady School

Sweepstakes Winners
Junior: All Saints Catholic School
Senior: Muskogee High School

OkNHD Behring Teachers of the Year
Pam Brown from All Saints Christian
Molly Endsley from Broken Arrow




Junior Division Winners

Junior Group Documentary

Third Place
"The 1986 Chernobyl Disaster"
Alex Mora
David Nieto
All Saints Catholic School, Norman

Second Place
"The Kent State Shooting: A Message to the Nation"
Dawson Rucker
Zachary Jennings
All Saints Catholic School, Norman

First Place
"The Stonewall Riots"
Briona Dorrough
Megan Lowery
All Saints Catholic School, Norman

Junior Group Exhibit

Third Place
"Underground Railroad Communication"
Kaitlyn Farnsley
Rebekah Beins
Deer Creek Middle School, Edmond

Second Place
"Navajo Code Talkers: Their Story of Communication"
Jacob Rubin
Carter Robbins
Jemay Leow
Deer Creek Middle School, Edmond

First Place
"Nellie Bly: Reporting on Behalf of the Mad"
Imiyah Littlejohn
Aletheia Mcintosh
Canton Elementary School, Canton

Third Place
"The Pony Express"
Jakob Urbanski
Thomas Brockhaus
All Saints Catholic School, Norman

Junior Group Performance

Second Place
"Stonewall Riots"
Alexis Paxton
Mia Duren
All Saints Catholic School, Norman

First Place
"A Simple Brown Suitcase: Communicating and Understanding Lessons of the Holocaust"
Allie Smith
Brooklyn Green
Brooke Taylor
Harper Jones
Kelby Day
Canton Elementary School, Canton

Junior Group Website

Third Place
"Operation Mincemeat: How Britain Decided World War II"
Luke Alexander
Trevor Roberson
Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Second Place
"Telstar 1: The Satellite of the Future"
Karun Singh
Sreekar Vajjha
Pranav Domakonda
Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies, Edmond

First Place
"Stan Lee: Marvelous Communication through Comics"
Jake Foster
Coltin Smith
Peyton Castillo
Canton Elementary School, Canton

Junior Individual Documentary

Third Place
"Indian American Boarding Schools: 'Kill the Indian, Save the Man'"
Bella Whitten
All Saints Catholic School, Oklahoma City

Second Place
"The Paper Clip: The Norwegians' Silent Protest"
Hanna Andreassen
All Saints Catholic School, Norman

First Place
"Allies and Adversaries; The Key to The Suez Crisis"
Yara Ismail
Stillwater Junior High School, Stillwater

Junior Individual Exhibit

Third Place
"Chatting with the People: President Roosevelt Calms the Public"
Garrett Pickering
Morrison Elementary School, Morrison

Second Place
"Literacy for the Blind: The Impact of Braille on Communication in History"
Amy Le
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Oklahoma City

First Place
"Silent Communication: The Language of the Fan"
Memphis Hoover
Morrison Junior High, Morrison

Junior Individual Performance

First Place
"United States of America and the Soviet Union: Political, Economic, and Nuclear Conflict and Communication through the 1980s"
Kylee Hart
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Edmond

Junior Individual Website

Third Place
"The Growth of Diplomacy: The Communication and Relation Between the US and China Over the Years"
Jackson Chase
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Oklahoma City

Second Place
"Morse Code: The Rise of Long Distance Communications"
Tyler Afonien
Deer Creek Middle School, Edmond

First Place
"Yellow Journalism: Spanish-American War"
Zane Abouzahr
Stillwater Junior High School, Stillwater

Junior Paper

Third Place
"Jacob Riis: Communicating How the Other Half Lives"
Addisyn Smith
Canton Elementary School, Canton
 
Second Place
"How the Telephone Connected the World"
Alex Gregory
Deer Creek Middle School, Oklahoma City

First Place
"'That’s Kind of a Mean Drive': How a Dog Led Across 261 Miles to Save the Epidemic-Stricken Town of Nome"
Nicole Xiang
Stillwater Junior High School, Stillwater




Senior Division Winners

Senior Group Documentary

Third Place
"The History of Samuel Morse and His Impact on Communication"
Patrick Williams
Breanna Gioletti
Muskogee High School, Muskogee

Second Place
"Fighting Flyers: How the Allied Forces Used Pigeons for Communication in World War II"
Laurel Mossman
Kate Schein
Classen High School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

First Place 
"The Migratory Bird Treaty Act: A Camera Hunter Aids Conservation"
Vanesa Bedolla
Gage Williams
Sarah Simons
Bradley Carr
Morrison High School, Morrison

Senior Group Exhibit

Third Place
"Lewis Wickes Hine"
Tucker Nance
Madison Barbee
Broken Arrow Freshman Academy, Broken Arrow

Second Place
"Communication Through Women of the Confederacy"
Brylee Hanrahan
Sophie Stone
Muskogee High School, Muskogee 

First Place
"The Rape of Recy Taylor: Speaking Out Against Social Injustice"
McKayla Howerton
Kylie Carrasco
Canton High School

Senior Group Website

Second Place
"John Boyle O'Reilly: Virtuoso of Communicative Justice"
Justin Yang
Evan McCrackin
Shoaib Jamil
Norman High School, Norman
 
First Place
"Dorothea Lange: Revealing Truth through a Camera Lens"
Gavin Johnson
Ryan Taylor
Wyatt Coffey
Mason Harris
Morrison High School, Perry

Senior Individual Documentary

Second Place
"Communication Through Graffiti"
Braxton Hogan-Bezinque
Mingo Valley Christian School, Tulsa

First Place
"The Tulsa Race Massacre"
Declan Jones
Casady School, Oklahoma City

Senior Individual Exhibit

Third Place
"The Original Code Talkers"
Hollie Courtney
Muskogee High School, Muskogee

Second Place
"Bridging the Communication Gap"
Lauren Fullerton
Muskogee High School, Muskogee

First Place
"Using the Arts as Ammunition"
Micah Madden
Mingo Valley Christian School, Tulsa

Senior Individual Performance

Second Place
"Joan of Arc: Communication with the Saints"
Miriam Lowe
Mingo Valley Christian School, Broken Arrow

First Place
"The Talking Cure: Bertha's Pappenheim's Path to Peace"
Jenna Broaddus
Mingo Valley Christian School, Tulsa

Senior Individual Website

Third Place
"Westward Expansion: Communicating a National Identity"
Khushi Damani
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Yukon

Second Place
"William Allen White - An Editor Was Born"
Braylan Haworth
Weatherford High School, Weatherford

First Place
"Women During Prohibition: The Rebellion Against Gender Roles"
Oviya Selvakumar
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Edmond

Senior Paper

Third Place
"Negro Spirituals: African American Communication"
Ny'keria Pritchett
Muskogee High School, Muskogee
 
Second Place
"The Importance of Communication to the FDR Administration and The New Deal"
Carson Crull
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Edmond

First Place
"Heritage, Not History: The Overwhelming Illusion of the Lost Cause"
Dylann Brown
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Bixby