Published On: Wed, Mar 26th, 2014

Pocahontas County hosts Regional Social Studies Fair

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Participants in the Regional Social Studies Fair, front row, from left: Tasia Davis, Mary Pauley, William Feury, Cage Burdette, Kiara Davis, Jennalee Meck, Sierra Bircher, Emily Wilfong, Gareth Ryder, Scout Tankersley and Nathaniel Cottle. Second row, from left: Rayna Smith, Sydney Puffenbarger, Summer Foe, Hannah Buly, Noah Barkley, Cassidy Hardesty, Lexi Price, Makenna McKenney, Hunter Tankersley, Chloe Hardesty, Sarah Warder, Hunter Wilfong, Rachel Burns, Andrea Payton, Patience Garretson, Brianna Hefner, Logan Woodruff, Jacob Jones, Grace Schebek, Meggan Long and Aspan Holder. Not pictured: Emily Henderson, Brittney Matheny and Sage McLaughlin. S. Stewart photo

Participants in the Regional Social Studies Fair, front row, from left: Tasia Davis, Mary Pauley, William Feury, Cage Burdette, Kiara Davis, Jennalee Meck, Sierra Bircher, Emily Wilfong, Gareth Ryder, Scout Tankersley and Nathaniel Cottle. Second row, from left: Rayna Smith, Sydney Puffenbarger, Summer Foe, Hannah Buly, Noah Barkley, Cassidy Hardesty, Lexi Price, Makenna McKenney, Hunter Tankersley, Chloe Hardesty, Sarah Warder, Hunter Wilfong, Rachel Burns, Andrea Payton, Patience Garretson, Brianna Hefner, Logan Woodruff, Jacob Jones, Grace Schebek, Meggan Long and Aspan Holder. Not pictured: Emily Henderson, Brittney Matheny and Sage McLaughlin. S. Stewart photo

Students from Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas and Webster counties joined Pocahontas County students in competing at the Regional Social Studies Fair at Pocahontas County High School Saturday.
Third through eighth grade students participated in the social studies fair, while high school students did National History Day projects.

National History Day entries may be done as individual or group projects in one of five categories – documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website.

Projects receiving first place and a score of 90 or above will move on to the State Social Studies Fair at Charleston, Saturday, April 11.

Pocahontas County winners are:

Division I

Economics, individual: third place, Makenna McKenney, “Faith, Family, Ducks.”

Economics, group: first place, Cassidy Hardesty and Chloe Hardesty, “Would You Want ‘Fowl’ Finances?”

Geography, group: first place, Gareth Ryder and Scout Tankersley, “Surviving the Allegheny Highlands.”

Political Science, group: first place, Rachel Burns and Sarah Warder, “The Berlin Wall: Communism vs. Capitalism.”

Psychology, individual: first place, Rayna Smith, “Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Why Do You Buy?”

Psychology, group: first place, Mary Pauley, Cage Burdette and William Feury, “Why Do Animals Behave the Way They Do?”

Sociology, individual: honorable mention, Emily Wilfong, “How the African Americans Affected Society with the Blues!”

Sociology, group: first place, Emily Henderson and Lexi Price, “Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Life of a Pioneer Girl.”

State and Local Studies, individual: third place, Sydney Puffenbarger, “The History of Burns Motor Freight.”

U.S. History, individual: first place, Hannah Buly, “A Woman Called Moses.”

U.S. History, group: second place, Kiara Davis and Jennalee Meck, “Harley Davidson Motorcycles.”

World History, individual: third place, Sienna Bircher, “Titanic: Life or Death.”

Division II

Anthropology, individual: second place, Aspan Holder, “Knock, Knock.”

Economics, individual: third place, Andrea Payton, “Delicious Treat.”

Geography, individual: first place, Jacob Jones, “WV Lookout Fire Towers: Guardian of the Forest.”

Geography, group: second place, Nathaniel Cottle and Logan Woodruff, “Unwelcome Guest.

Psychology, individual: first place, Hunter Wilfong, “What Are You Afraid of… Phobias.”

Sociology, individual: second place, Meggan Long, “Phrases.”

State and Local Studies, individual: first place, Noah Barkley, “Forest to Tourist.

U.S. History, group: first place, Patience Garretson and Brianna Hefner., “Music in the Mountains.”

World History, individual: first place, Hunter Tankersley, “Back of the Plane.”

World History, group: second place, Tasia Davis and Sage McLaughlin, “Przewalskis: The Only True Wild Horse.”

National History Day

Exhibit, individual: second place, Grace Schebek, “The Days of His Wives.”

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