Cape Fear Academy Middle/Upper School Students Capture Top Awards at Regional History Competition

CFA students swept most of the categories in the regional National History Day contest on March 25.  The largest regional competition in the history of this event, more than 240 area Upper School students and 60 area Middle School students participated.  CFA Middle School participated for the first time and took five top awards! 

Middle School Division 

FIRST PLACE  Jillian Lancaster (performance) Daphne Sedgwick/Saving the African Elephant

SECOND PLACE Trinity Swepson (exhibit) Nikola Tesla

THIRD PLACE Annie Kane & Lilly Lancaster (exhibit) Genghis Khan

THIRD PLACE  Tyler Smith Emperor Constantine (documentary) 

FIFTH PLACE Lacey Kleppinger (exhibit) Kublai Khan

High School Division

FIRST PLACE Kelly Butler, Emily Cooke, Rebecca Early (documentary) Maya Angelou; Life and Legacy

FIRST PLACE Lila Das, Eugenia Jenkins, Emma Wright, Lizzie Sweyer (website) National Women’s Suffrage Association

SECOND PLACE: Clare Glenn (research paper) Carter and the Klan

FIFTH PLACE: Lea Jaffe, Kaitlyn Sweyer(group exhibits) The Not-So Silent Charlie Chaplin

All of these students will advance to the state competition at the State Museum of History on April 25 in Raleigh.