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KJHS (History Hunters)

Sharp Middle School KJHS Wins at State

 

The Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) is an outreach program of the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) that encourages the youth of Kentucky to appreciate and understand the people, places and events that have given Kentucky its own unique place in history. Since 1961, KJHS has operated through a network of chapters, which are generally organized at the school level and led by a teacher.  The Phillip A. Sharp Middle School Chapter is organized through the GATES program with Mrs. Lustenberg as sponsor.

The KJHS culminating event of the year is the state conference.  The two-day event was held April 26 and 27, 2013 in Louisville.  It combined the KJHS convention competitions and National History Day state contest. The conference included among other things, a quick recall tournament, a history test, impromptu composition, and an impromptu museum exhibit competition on Friday. On Saturday students who had won at Regional National History Day competed for the right to go on to Nationals. 

The Sharp Middle School KJHS teams won first place in the Kentucky History Bowl competition and in the Impromptu Museum Exhibit competition.  KJHS member, Cullen Beard, was also awarded first place in Impromptu Composition and Mikinley Grace Lustenberg won the honor of going on to Nationals with her NHD Individual Performance titled, “9/11: A Day of Tragedy and Triumph”.