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Charles Wright, Bethel students to compete in MD

Post by Melissa Santos / The Olympian on April 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm with No Comments »
April 28, 2009 1:28 pm

Remember the Charles Wright Academy students who met former Harlem Globetrotter Curly Neal as part of their history project?

They’re taking that project to the next level.

Charles Wright freshmen Koby Deitz and Alex Nielsen placed second at the state National History Day competition Saturday and will go to Baltimore to compete nationally in June.

They’ll compete in the group exhibits category with their project on Harlem Globetrotters founder Abe Saperstein.

Also headed to the national competition are Bethel High School students Shelby Woods, Emily Molstad, Manny Estacio and Michael Gant. The team won first place in the group exhibit category for their project on Roger Baldwin and the American Civil Liberties Union.

The first- and second-place winners in each category at the state level go forward to the national competition.

That means the students will have some tough competition at the national contest, which will be held at the University of Maryland campus June 14-18.

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