Making History Come to Life

Published On: May 17th, 2024

A total of 34 WJCC Schools students from two schools—James Blair and Lois S. Hornsby Middle Schools—recently competed in the Virginia History Day competition in Richmond at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Students presented their projects and responded to judges’ questions during the competition.

The team from Lois S. Hornsby Middle including Ayla Dahnke and Charlotte Barger placed 3rd in the junior group documentary category out of 17 total entrants.

The James Blair Middle team including Adelaide Ewing, Madelyn McLean, Isabel Rossi, and Kaitlyn Wong, placed 2nd for their junior group exhibit. This team will contend in the National History Day competition in June in College Park, Maryland. Another James Blair Middle team including Alex Ford, Lucas Pittman, Brecken Trainum, and Jackson Wheeler, won the United States Marine Corps History Award for their junior group exhibit.

James Blair Middle School was honored with the 2024 Virginia History Day Cup for its significant student participation.

We are proud of our WJCC Schools’ historians who have worked hard to research, analyze, compile, and tell stories in creative ways about moments in history. Congrats to our students and their sponsors!  

Virginia History Day photo

Congratulations to the Lois S. Hornsby Middle School Team!

Virginia History Day photo

Congratulations to the James Blair Middle School Team!

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