Two Finish in Top 6 at Missouri National History Day Competition
Posted 04/28/2015 07:55AM

The National History Day in Missouri competition was held at the University of Missouri-Columbia Saturday, April 25, with nine Missouri regions represented and with the top three finalists advancing to the state competition from each region.

Two students from North Kansas City Schools finished in the Top 6 in the state and made it to the final round of state competition.

Katie Bullock from Maple Park Middle School placed 4th in state for her individual documentary on Beethoven. Her SAGE teacher is Shon Adamson. (View presentation at

Audrey Allen from New Mark Middle School placed 6th in the state for her individual exhibit on "Clara Barton: The Greatest Humanitarian from the Civil War". Her SAGE teacher is Kim Marlow.

Final state results may be found at:

State finals followed regional competition at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in late February. From the Greater Kansas City History Day, four students had emerged to compete at state -- Katie Bullock from Maple Park and Audrey Allen, Sarah Beahm and Claudia St. John from New Mark middle schools.

Approximately 600 students were expected to compete at the National History Day in Missouri competition.

According to the National History Day in Missouri website, "nearly half a million students nationwide in grades 6 to 12 participate in this innovative educational program. They conduct extensive research on a historical subject that they choose and present findings their way by creating documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances or websites."

Faith Endsley is a recent 2018 graduate of Staley High School and her story is a miraculous tale of conquering extreme challenges and thriving against all odds.


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