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11 students win at social studies fair

May 21, 2007

Eleven students in Jefferson County (W.Va.) schools took honors May 4 at the West Virginia Social Studies Fair in Charleston, W.Va., according to a school system press release.

First-place winners were Jacob Morse of Harpers Ferry Middle School for his project "Global Warming: How it Affects Climate"; Justin Hardy and John Rickards of Charles Town Middle School for their project "The War of 1812: Lesser Known but not a Lesser Struggle"; and Rachel Guyot and Krystal Thomas of Jefferson High School for their project "Mental Illness: Demonology to Psychotherapy," according to the release

Placing second was Cody Segraves of Jefferson High School for his project "Communism: What's the Fuss?"

Honorable mentions were presented to Tyler Offutt, Alex DeMarco and Tommy Wagner of Shepherdstown Middle School; Dakotah Zacot of Charles Town Middle School; and Hillary Grabowska of Jefferson High School, according to the release.

The fair was sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education and had more than 1,400 entrants from various schools, according to the release.

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