The goal of the award is to deepen student appreciation of and exploration of the untold stories and role of “everyday people” in local Mississippi history, using the National History Day competition as an incentive and a focus for student projects.
2014 Award Winners:
Higher Education in MS. Paper.
Jonathan Franz, Paul Armstrong Middle School
The Game of Change. Website.
Peyton Pound, Gautier Middle School
Bloodshed in Biloxi. Documentary.
Skyler Culver and Lili Sagashar, Gautier Middle School
Emmett Till. Documentary. Crystal Bush and Jasmine Pullom, Pascagoula High School
Integration of Education Forrest County Ag. H/S. Exhibit. Deborah Mordica, Morgan Thornhill and Landon Wa, Forrest County Agricultural High School
Flonzie Brown. Exhibit. Alexis Walton and Madison Lloyd, Pascagoula High School
The judges for the 2014 awards were Jackie Byrd Martin from the William Winter Institute, Lakya Washington from the McComb School District, and Glenda Funchess, veteran of the Civil Rights Movement.