Congratulations to Brie Butler who took first place in the research paper category of the Regional National History Day competition at Cape Fear Museum on Tuesday.
The National History Day theme was “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” Brie’s paper was on Field Order #15 which gave 40 acres and a mule to former slaves after the Civil War. Most of this his land was later given back to plantation owners. Brie now moves on to the State Competition at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh on Saturday, April 26.
Brie is pictured here with Upper School history teacher, Mark Campbell, who has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. He will attend a week-long workshop entitled “From Immigrants to Citizens; Asian-Pacific Americans in the Northwest” in Seattle this summer. Read more about it here .