Ms. Sommers’ Big Piney Students Sweep 2008 State History Day
History Day Winners
(left to right) Mary Jane Schmidt, Shelby Brown, Abe Lincoln, Jonita Sommers, Katelyn Gonterman, Baylee Colton & Jenny Beiermann
April 25, 2008
One Big Piney Middle School and four Big Piney High School students attended Wyoming State History Day on Monday, April 21, 2008 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
They made history. All five students placed and are going to National History Day at the University of Maryland from June 15 through June 21, 2008. Big Piney history teacher, Jonita Sommers, won the Teacher of Merit Award.
Individual Documentary (Junior Division)
1st place – Baylee Colton, “To Bomb or Not to Bomb”
Group Performance (Senior Division)
1st place – Mary Jane Schmidt and Shelby Brown, “Little Gray Ghosts”
Individual Performance (Senior Division)
1st place – Jenny Beiermann, “The Colorado River Compact”
Individual Documentary (Senior Division)
2nd place – Katelyn Gonterman, “Compromises Leading to Conflict Among Conflict”
Jonita Sommers -- Wyoming History Day Teacher of Merit Award 2008
Photos courtesy Jonita Sommers