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MEH Students & Advisor Honored at Va. Nat’l History Day

MEH students who earned medals at last Saturday's National History Day competition are, from left to right, Annette Schlitt, Sigrid Edson, Yael Cohen, Cindy Lay, Estelle Timar-Wilcox, and Miles Lankford. (FCCPS Photo)
MEH students participating in last Saturday’s National History Day competition are, from left to right, Annette Schlitt, Sigrid Edson, Yael Cohen, Cindy Lay, Estelle Timar-Wilcox, and Miles Lankford. (FCCPS Photo)

Four Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School students have advanced to the national finals of the National History Day competition in June. They are among seven Huskies who participated in the Virginia State National History Day Competition last Saturday in Williamsburg.

In addition, MEH National History Day Advisor Rory Dippold was named the Virginia National History Day Teacher of the Year for middle schools.

MEH teacher Rory Dippold was named the Virginia National History Day Teacher of the Year at competition last Saturday. (FCCPS Photo)
MEH teacher Rory Dippold was named the Virginia National History Day Teacher of the Year at competition last Saturday. (FCCPS Photo)

The students medaling in the statewide NHD competition this past weekend are Miles Lankford, who earned first place in the Individual Performance category with his project about the Detroit Race Riots of 1967; Yael Cohen, Estelle Timar-Wilcox, and Cindy Lay, who earned first place in the Group Documentary category with their project on Rachel Carson, as well as The Burnshire Hydroelectric Award for Environmental Consciousness (which includes a special monetary award); and Annette Schlitt, who earned third place in the Individual Website category with her project on Nellie Bly.

The first-place winners will now advance to the National NHD competition in College Park from June 15 – 19.