Regional History Day Winners Announced

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More than 100 students from area junior and senior high schools competed in the regional History Day competition at Westminster College March 23.

This year's theme, "Innovation in History: Impact and Change," was portrayed by students in one of nine categories: individual or group exhibits, individual or group performance, individual or group documentary, group or individual Web site design, or individual paper.

Schools from Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, and Venango counties were invited to the regional competition. Students represented Butler School District, Greenville School District, Grove City School District, Holy Sepulcher (Butler), homeschool students from Greenville and Clarion areas, Mercer School District, and Seneca Valley School District.

Those placing first or second in any category advance to the state contest, May 12-13, at Millersville University. State winners advance to the national contest at the University of Maryland, College Park June 13-17.

Senior history major Kevin Kapraly served as student coordinator for the second year. Kapraly is a son of Stephen and Janet Kapraly of Edinburg and a graduate of Mohawk Area High School.

Contact Dr. David Twining, Westminster College professor of history and regional coordinator of the event, at (724) 946-6246 or e-mail for more information. Photos from the event are available at

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Click here for a list of winners



History Day Photos