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Students from Clarksville, Memphis Win Top Honors at National History Day
(Published: June 17, 2013)

Four Tennessee students received national honors at the annual National History Day (NHD) competition that was recently held at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Lily Joiner, Katelyn Mitchell, and Keya Patel of Clarksville were awarded the prize for Best Entry on a World War II topic for their Senior Group Performance. Their drama, "From Frills and Frocks to Zoot Suits and Parachutes: The WASPs of WW II," relied upon archival research and first person interviews with surviving WASPs. Lily, Katelynn, and Keya attend Northeast High School. Whitney Joyner and Polly Kopp are their teachers. The award is sponsored by the National World War II Museum.

The prize for Outstanding Entry on an International Theme was awarded to Areej Malley for her Senior Individual Paper on "Turning Points in the History of the Palestinian Movement." Areej attends Pleasant View Academy in Memphis where her teacher is Calvin Shaw. In addition to a med