PHOTO: Briana Capobianco, a Seminole Middle School student, won a special prize from the Sons of the American Revolution for her exhibit board on the Boston Tea Party. She won a $100 check.
Winners of the Pinellas History Day have been named after two days of stiff competition. The event was held March 7-8 at Largo High School and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
Student winners will now head to the state competition, which will be held in Tallahassee in May.
The local program is associated with a nationwide program called National History Day, which gives students an opportunity to showcase papers and exhibits, perform plays, create documentaries, and design websites, based on rigorous research.
More than 3,200 PCS students competed at the school level and 404 at the county level. In addition to PCS students having a strong showing at the event, Meghan Wood from Bay Point Middle was named Pinellas History Day Teacher of the Year. She will now compete for the Florida History Day Teacher of Merit.