Mercy Montessori Takes 7th In Nation at National History Day

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Alexia Scholl and Audrey Felton in costume as Angelina and Sarah Grimke.

Mercy Montessori recent graduates, Audrey Felton and Alexia Scholl have been recognized by National History Day as 7th in the Nation and Best Overall in Ohio for their project, “Angelina and Sarah Grimke: Advocates for Racial and Gender Equality”. Their project was selected out of 600,000 entries nationwide and 2,400 at the national award ceremony.

Audrey and Alexia travelled to the University of Maryland’s campus where they were presented with a certificate for their national award and a medal for their state championship. Dr. Cathy Gorn, National History Day’s Executive Director, presented the awards to the students onstage during a live webcast on June 19th

“We are delighted that Audrey and Alexia are being recognized for their hard work on this project,” said principal, Patty Normile. “Sister Aloyse Gerhardstein, our junior high history educator, has worked tirelessly to prepare our students for each level of the competition. We are so proud this team of History Day competitors and their amazing accomplishments”.

In addition to this national award, several Mercy Montessori students competed at the state level in April:

  • Audrey Felton and Alexia Scholl / The Grimke Sisters
  • Maggie Gartner and Maddi O’Connell / The Crafts
  • Ciara Homan and Ellie White / Clara Lemlich
  • Asa Larson / Aldo Leopold
  • Daniel Perrea / Movie Rating System
  • Sidney Berger and Will Hubbard / The White Rose
  • Sydney Wagner and Emery Shiffert / Rosie the Riveter
  • Caitlin Barnes and Fiona Young / Coretta Scott King
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Maggie Gartner and Maddi O’Connell as The Crafts

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