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Local students win big at California History Day

Posted: 10:03 AM, May 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-08 00:59:15Z

Multiple students from Kern County schools won big at California History Day over the weekend.

The competition, held in Rocklin, California, had the theme of "Conflict and Compromise in History." Students created projects in one of five categories: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website. Four Kern County individuals or groups won their categories at the state competition.

Joshua Herrera, Hannah Ratliff and Mikayla Wagoner from Highland Elementary School won in the Group Poster category for "Go For Broke: Japanese-American Soldiers Endure Conflict and Fight for Compromise."

Madeline Abernathy from Bakersfield Christian High School won the Senior Individual Performance category for "The Vietnam War Memorial: A Story of Conflict and Compromise."

Isabella Cabrales, Victoria Wilson and Alexander Fan from Fruitvale Junior High School won the Junior Group Exhibit category for "Chinese Dreams, America's Compromise: The Chinese Exclusion Act."

Clara Doll and Sophia Resolme from Downtown Elementary School won the Junior Group Performance category for "The Woman Plays Today: The First English Actresses."

Students in the senior and junior divisions are eligible for the national competition.