Finalists named in National History Day contest

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — A group of 22 Farmington students won awards at the state National History Day contest on April 29 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

First- and second-place winners will represent New Mexico at the national competition on June 12-16 in College Park, Md.

First-place winners include Lewis Perkins from Heights Middle School and Matthew Farnsworth, Allen Hilton and Bryan Hilton from Hermosa Middle School.

Second-place winners include Evin Martinez from Farmington High School; Clara VanderHoven, Aubriana Hatch, Amber Begay and Jade Charles from Hermosa Middle School; Paige Nakai from Tibbetts Middle School; and Samantha DeWees-Keller from Piedra Vista High School.

Third-place winners include Grace Sartin from Piedra Vista High School and Jenna Basham from Heights Middle School.

Jada Herrera and Taylor Flores from Hermosa Middle School earned the Native American History prize, Megan Wato and Jacqueline Papp from Sacred Heart Catholic School were awarded the Medical History prize and Kennedie Herman and Jocalyn Ullo from Tibbetts Middle School won the Musical History Award.