Shelburne students honored at Vermont History Day

Lena Ashooh, Hannah Frasure, Emily Foster, Patricia Passmore Alley, Sophie Dauerman, Kali Adams and Jackson Neme.
Lena Ashooh, Hannah Frasure, Emily Foster, Sophie Dauerman, Patricia Passmore Alley, Helena Kerest, Kali Adams and Jackson Neme.

Vermont History Day, created by the Vermont Historical Society, honored several Shelburne students and residents on April 2 at U-32 High School in East Montpelier.

  • Lena Ashooh, a student at Shelburne Community School, won third place in the Junior Individual Documentary Category with her documentary “Petticoats on the Bum.”
  • Hannah Frasure, a student at Endeavor Middle School won third place in the Junior Historical Paper Category for her paper “The Jonestown Massacres: An Analysis of an Infamous Cult.”
  • Emily Foster, a student at Endeavor Middle School, won second place in the Junior Individual Website for her website “W.A.S.P. Women’s Exploration of Aviation in WWII.” She has qualified to compete in National History Day, to take place in June in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Sophie Dauerman and Helena Kerest, students at Shelburne Community School, won the Women’s History Award for their exhibit “Women Resisting the Taliban.” They are joined by award presenter Patricia Passmore Alley in honor of Helen Vrooman Passmore. They also won first place Junior Group Exhibit and qualified to compete in National History Day, which will take place in June in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Kali Adams, a Shelburne homeschool student, won first place in the Senior Individual Website with her website “Dorothy Thompson: Finding the Truth.” Kali has qualified to compete in National History Day in June in the Washington, D.C. area. She also won the Deborah Pickman Clifford Vermont Women’s History Award.
  • Jackson Neme and Oliver Halberg (not pictured), students at Endeavor Middle School, won first place in the Junior Group Website with their website “The Voyager Program: Exploring Space, Encountering Wonders.” Their website has qualified to compete in National History Day, to take place in June in the Washington, D.C. area.

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