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Putnam students win at Regional Social Studies Fair

Apr. 05, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

WINFIELD -- Several Putnam County students are advancing to the state social studies fair after winning at the RESA III Regional Social Studies Fair recently, according to a news release from Putnam County Schools.

RESA III encompasses Putnam, Boone, Clay and Kanawha counties. Middle and high school students competed in the social studies fair.

After investigating issues in the social sciences, students wrote abstracts, created displays, and gave oral presentations to a panel of judges at West Virginia State University. They competed against others in the same category and division.

"Social Studies Fair projects require students to demonstrate understanding of content, think critically, predict outcomes, and propose solutions to problems," according to the news release.

These Putnam County students will take their projects to the state social studies fair:

Madison Stamper, "The Culture of the Philippines," Anthropology

Shannon Riley, "Lego's," Economics

Brianna Hill, "Pollution: The Effects on Earth," Geography

Brooke Godish and Sarah Balderson, "Hunger Games," Geography

Olivia Newhouse, "Foreign Marriages," Sociology

Brooke Welch and Anna Tingler, "What Would Alexander Graham Bell Say? How the Telephone is Used Today," Sociology

Maggie Rumbaugh, "The Historical Significance of the James W. Hoge House," State & Local Studies

Mariah Gill, Samantha Harper and Allison Weiss, "Hawk's Nest," State & Local Studies

Jonathan Giardina, Luke Lago and Seth Armstrong, "The Lost Colony," U.S. History

Randi Cobb, Karissa Hudnal and Kayla Jividen, "Majorettes," Sociology

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