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2020 OkNHD Virtual Showcase and Winners

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Junior Division Winners

Special Awards

Best Environmental Project Award – Presented by the Grand River Dam Authority
"The Endangered Species Act," Marci Kopf
Canton Public School, Canton

Best Exhibit Design – Presented by the Oklahoma Museums Association
"Stonewall Breaking Down The Closet Door," Devon Reilly, Sariah Vargas, Haleigh Sutton
Canton Public School, Canton

Best Use of Family History Prize – Presented by The James "Jim" DeLoss Dailey Living History Fund and the Community Partnership Development Foundation
"Breaking Barriers: The Montford Point Marines," Atticus Couch
Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Best Use of Labor or Women’s History Award – Presented by Coalition of Labor Union Women
"Clara Mae Luper in the Endless Fight for Civil Rights," Alex Byers
Deer Creek Middle School, Edmond

The George Washington Leadership Prize – Presented by Washington Library at George Washington's Mount Vernon
"Nellie Bly and her Effect Through Journalism," Morgan Lingerfelt, Austyn Brown
Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow

Historic Preservation Award – Presented by the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office
"The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921: The Forgotten Tragedy," Jacob Dunn
Deer Creek Middle School, Edmond

Women's Vote Centennial Award – Presented by the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative
"Fighting Shirley; A Catalyst for Change," Amasha Samaraweera
Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Sweepstakes
Canton Public Schools

Teacher of the Year Award and Nominee for 2020 Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award
Justin Carroll
Deer Creek Middle School, Edmond

Group Documentary

Third Place
"Child Labor Through the Lens of Lewis Hine," Lakshmiprasanna Birasam, Dhathri Puttheti, Medha Nambiar
Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Second Place
"Jeanette Rankin: Breaking the Gender Barriers of the US Government," Parinita Varshney, Nazgol Missaghi, Berlin Butzer
Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

First Place
"Dorothea Dix: The Compassionate Crusader," Bree Simon, Aletheia Mcintosh, Addisyn Smith
Canton Elementary School, Canton

Group Exhibit

Third Place
"We Are Equal...the Little Rock Nine," Tristan Busse-Jones, Stevie Lanier
Childers Middle School, Broken Arrow

Second Place
"Woman vs Woman," McKayla Howerton, Alexa Delgado
Canton Elementary School, Canton

First Place
"Failure Is Impossible," Kylie Carrasco, Aubrey Cheney
Canton Elementary School, Canton

Group Performance

Second Place
"The Wright Brothers, The First Flight and Beyond," Rithik Reddy, Devansh Verma
Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

First Place
"The Transcontinental Railroad: Breaking Barriers to Connet the Nation," Peyton Castillo, Noah Ross
Canton Elementary School, Canton

Group Website

Third Place
"The Formation of the U.N.β€”The Most Influential International Gathering in the World," Charan Pratapaneni, Zachary Thomas, Krish Patel, Nityant Chandupatla
Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Second Place
"Anna May Wong: the Dragon Lady of Hollywood," Katia Nguyen, Erin Shin
Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow

First Place
"Mission Accomplished: How the Apollo 11 Mission Blasted the United States Into the Future," Alexander Muravski, William Hennessee
Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow

Individual Documentary

Third Place
"The Manhattan Project," Nathanael Groves
Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow

Second Place
"Breaking Barriers: The Montford Point Marines," Atticus Couch
Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

First Place
"AIM: Breaking Barriers at Wounded Knee," Toni Williams
Morrison High School, Morrison

Individual Exhibit

Third Place
"Women Airforce Service Pilots and their Service for America," Kassidy Quiambao
All Saints Catholic School, Norman

Second Place
"Blue Baby Breakthrough," Imiyah Littlejohn
Canton Elementary School, Canton

First Place
"Uncaged," Jacie Cumbey
Sadler Arts Academy, Muskogee

Individual Performance

Second Place
"Wangari's Many Firsts," Addison Plunkett
Sadler Arts Academy, Muskogee

First Place
'Before She Could Vote: Kate Barnard's Influence on Oklahoma," Clara Timmons
Shawnee Middle School, Shawnee

Individual Website

Third Place
"Breaking Barriers: Women's Right to Vote," Akshaya Muthusamy
Deer Creek Middle School, Edmond

Second Place
"Margaret Sanger's Journey on Legalizing Birth Control," Kim Nguyen
Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow

First Place
"1966 Texas Western NCAA Basketball Championship," Emma Martin
Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow

Paper

Third Place
"Thinking in Pictures: The Temple Grandin Story," Blair Dowell
Canton Elementary School, Canton

Second Place
"Love Conquers All: How Loving vs Virginia Helped Break Racial Barriers," Zayda Sherwood
Canton Elementary School, Canton

First Place
"Establishing a New Standard: How John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil Broke Barriers and Changed the World," James Walsh
Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow


Senior Division Winners

Special Awards

Best Environmental Project Award – The Grand River Dam Authority
"'Temple Thinks Like a Cow': Changing Barriers in Cattle Handling," Gavin Johnson, Wyatt Coffey, Lawson Veit, Mason Harris
Morrison High School, Morrison

Best Exhibit Design – Presented by the Oklahoma Museums Association
"The Panama Canal: Breaking the Disease Barrier to Achieve a Construction Miracle," Simren Shah
Classen School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Best Use of Family History Prize – Presented by The James "Jim" DeLoss Dailey Living History Fund and the Community Partnership Development Foundation
"Wilma Mankiller: Persevere Undaunted," Annalea Miller
Muskogee High School, Muskogee

Best Use of Labor or Women's History Award – Presented by the Coalition of Labor Union Women
"Bright Not Broken: The Barrier Between Autism and Agriculture," Jordan Mason
Burns-Flat Dill City High School, Dill City

The George Washington Leadership Prize – Presented by Washington Library at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
"The Katz Drugstore Sit-In: Breaking the Walls of Segregation to Integration," Lavender Yang, Sylvain Yang
Classen High School School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Historic Preservation Award – Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office
"The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall," Braden Bryans, Jeffrey Thomas
Broken Arrow High School, Broken Arrow

John Mark Rhea History Day Prize
"The Journey to Mars: How Donna Shirley Broke Barriers for Women in Space Engineering," Cate Mossman, Amelia Peoples, Kate Schein
Classen High School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Women's Vote Centennial Award – Presented by the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative
"Wilma Mankiller's Barrier-Breaking Path to Self-Determination," Carys Stringer
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma City

Sweepstakes
Mingo Valley Christian School, Tulsa

Teacher of the Year Award and Nominee for 2020 Hannah E. (Liz) MacGregor Teacher of the Year Award
Sarah Shepherd
Parkview Adventist Academy, Oklahoma City

Group Documentary

Third Place
"The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall," Jeffrey Thomas, Braden Bryans
Broken Arrow High School, Broken Arrow

Second Place
"Take Cover Now! Storm's a Comin'!," Vanesa Bedolla, Gage Williams, Bradley Carr, Sarah Simons
Morrison High School, Morrison

First Place
"The Journey to Mars: How Donna Shirley Broke Barriers for Women in Space Engineering," Amelia Peoples, Cate Mossman, Kate Schein
Classen High School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Group Exhibit

Third Place
"Mount Everest," Maddie Stone, Christlyn Berglind
Mingo Valley Christian School, Tulsa

Second Place
"Breaking Codes and Barriers: The Secret Women Cryptographers of World War II," Eli Johnson, Karsan Diel, Kaylyn Raper, Trey Snowden
Morrison High School, Morrison

First Place
"Elizebeth Friedman Pioneer Cryptanalyst," Kenidi Humbargar, Brianna Ross, Kenzi Nix, Braxton Thompson, Kylie Nix
Canton High School, Canton

Group Website

Second Place
"'Temple Thinks Like a Cow': Changing Barriers in Cattle Handling," Wyatt Coffey, Gavin Johnson, Lawson Veit, Mason Harris
Morrison High School, Morrison

First Place
"Desmond Tutu: How a South African Apartheid Activist Transformed the Violent Protest Against Segregation to a Peaceful Movement of South African Racial Equality," Shoaib Jamil, Evan McCrackin, Justin Yang
Norman High School, Norman

Individual Documentary

Third Place
"Controversial Contraception: The Pill that Broke Women's Roles and Drove Women's Liberation," Catori Roberts
Muskogee High School, Muskogee

Second Place
"The Great Khan," Caleb Corbitt
Mingo Valley Christian School, Tulsa

First Place
"Wilma Mankiller: Persevere Undaunted," Annalea Miller
Muskogee High School, Muskogee

Individual Exhibit

Third Place
"Breaking Down the Whale Bone Barrier," Annebelle Czaruk
Muskogee High School, Muskogee

Second Place
"Breaking the Barrier to Unite the World," Braylan Haworth
Weatherford High School, Weatherford

First Place
"The Panama Canal: Breaking the Disease Barrier to Achieve a Construction Miracle," Simren Shah
Classen High School of Advanced Studies, Oklahoma City

Individual Performance

Third Place
"Brown vs. the Board of Education: Victory Over the Barriers of Segregation," Evan Carter
Mingo Valley Christian School, Tulsa

Second Place
"Maya Angelou: Poet, Performer and Activist," McKenzie Brown
Muskogee High School, Muskogee

First Place
"Bright Not Broken: The Barrier Between Autism and Agriculture," Jordan Mason
Burns Flat-Dill City High School, Dill City

Individual Website

Third Place
"Jennifer Finney Boylan," Destiny Branscum
Shawnee Home School, Shawnee

Second Place
"Cloning: Breaking Barriers in Science and Medicine," Amelia Cherry
Mingo Valley Christian School, Tulsa

First Place
"Height Isn't Everything: The Story of Muggsy Bogues," Cole Steeley
Mingo Valley Christian School, Tulsa

Papers

Third Place
"Wilma Mankiller's Barrier-Breaking Path to Self-Determination," Carys Stringer
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma City

Second Place
"'A Pen to Wield': The Written Word and the Anti-Slavery Movement in the Civil War Era," Katie McQuay
Skiatook Home School, Skiatook

First Place
"The Significance of Modernism in American Art," Lindy Gou
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma City