The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

April 9, 2013

St. Michael’s students to vie at state


GREENVILLE — Students from St. Michael School in grades six, seven and eight took part in the district level of National History Day at Westminster College, with schools from Mercer, Lawrence, and Butler counties competing.

In the junior division, 17 students will advance to state competition in May. Students receiving this honor are:

Individual performance

First place: Caroline Hoovler – Ruby Bridges and the Integration of Education.

Historical paper

First place: John Cianci – The NPT: A Comprehensive Look at the Cornerstone of Nuclear Weapons Control.


Second place: Ed Cianci – The Manhattan Project.

Individual documentary

First place: Owen Cianci – The Road to Glory: The 1966  NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship.

Second place: Cassie Hockett – Lighting Up the World – The Cutting Edge.

Individual website

First place: Lee Groce – Oil: Turning Point in History.

Second place: Alex Harpst – The Three Days that Saved America: The Battle of Gettysburg.

Group website

First place: Gina Maloney and Leah Mariacher – The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Second place: Makayla Utlak and Kathy Williams – Women Power: The Women’s Rights Movement of 1800-1900.

Third place: Katie Leonard and Lily Svirbly – Women’s Suffrage.

Group exhibit

First place: Matthew Guy and Bryce Knauf – A Day that will Live in Infamy – Pearl Harbor.

Individual exhibit

Second place: Noah Guy – The Bloodiest Battle: The Battle of Gettysburg.

Third place: Madeline Blatt – Turning the Tide on Extinction: The Endangered Species Act of 1973.