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Students recognized at Kentucky History Day

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Students from around the Commonwealth were rewarded for their talents in history at the Kentucky Junior Historical Society 2011 Kentucky History Day on April 30.
Allen Oder and Joseph Snider, students at Spencer County High School, took first place in the senior group documentary category for their entry, “The Napster Debate: The Sad Song of Free Music.”
Kentucky History Day, which took place at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, is part of the National History Day program.
Students analyze the historical significance of their topics and present conclusions in dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, websites and research papers to audiences throughout the country, according to a news release. The theme for this year’s contest was “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures and Consequences.”

In all, 512 students representing 37 counties participated in the 49th annual conference.
The weekend culminated in an awards ceremony with a keynote speech delivered by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Mary Noble at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort.