Jordan Hills Elementary Students Are State Champions in National History Day Competition

They know their history and their knowledge paid off in a recent statewide competition.

Two entries in the National History Day state tournament took top honors and the exceptional winning teams were both from Jordan Hills Elementary School.

  • Students Dani Smuin and Kora Weldon won for their project called “The 1900 Olympics: A Turning Point for Women in Sport.”
  • Students Avyukt Agasthiya and Rakkshith Suresh won two awards for their project called “Walt Disney’s Impact on Animation.”

Linda Irick is the Jordan Hills teacher and coach for both teams and the students are now qualified to participate in the National History Day competition this summer in Washington, D.C.

What makes this even more amazing is the two winning projects came from 6th grade which competes in the “Junior Division” with 7th and 8th grade. The sixth-grade teams rarely place as often as the upper grades, let alone winning top honors!

Congratulations to these amazing students and their teacher/coach Ms. Irick who loves teaching and works so hard to give students opportunities to learn, explore, and grow.