Two Echo School District students recently won at the Oregon History Day competition. McKenzie Rose won first place in the Junior Division (6th-8th grades) exhibit category for her display entitled “Project Pelion — Breaking Social Barriers at 14,410 feet.” Alexa Rose won second place in the Senior Division (9th-12th grades) essay category for her paper “Breaking the Child Labor Barrier: Looking through Lewis Hines’ Lens at Lost Childhood.”

The students, who are sisters, have advanced to the National History Day competition in June in Washington, D.C., which will be held via online submissions. Each year, the national competition issues a project theme, and the 2020 theme is “Breaking Barriers in History.”

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