Waco ISD is proud to announce that two of the four National History Day entries from the ATLAS Academy finished in the top three of their respective categories. Paige DuPuy, Brigitte Eichenberg and Neal DuPuy are bringing home the silver medal in the Junior Group Performance division while Gloria Conatser is the bronze medal winner in the Junior Individual Documentary division.
The group performance, entitled "Leading Ladies and the Legacy of 19th Century Social Reform, documented the lives and competition between 19th century female journalists Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland. The individual document is entitled "Ida B. Wells: A Crusader for Justice."
The aforementioned four students were joined at NHS in College Park, Maryland by fellow ATLAS students Michael Wood (Junior Individual Website entry) and Harper Hooper (Junior Individual Performance entry). Accolades are extended to all six students for representing ATLAS, Waco ISD and the City of Waco with pride and honor. Kudos are also extended to social studies teachers Mary Duty and Earnest Garth for their excellent work at guiding the students through the research process.
Including all categories, only 18 Junior Division entries from Texas qualified for NHD. Twenty-two percent of the entries came from one school...