Carbondale Elementary School District No. 95 Posts History Fair Success

history fair students  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE: Friday, February 24, 2017

CONTACT:   Michael Shimshak, Superintendent

Carbondale Elementary School District No. 95 Posts History Fair Success

Carbondale, Illinois –

 

Acknowledgement of a history of success for District 95 students as National Qualifiers in the History Fair is now a reality. The recognition sign is posted for drivers to notice upon entering Carbondale and notes the 14 times since 2001 District 95 students earned a berth in the national competition under the direction of teacher Betsy Brown. The sign is the result of Board of Education resolution passed in December of 2016, which honors Brown and her students.

 

The resolution notes, “…the tremendous honor for students who are selected to represent the state of Illinois in NHD at the national level, to wit: in 2016, 15,000 students entered NHD regional competitions throughout the state of Illinois and just 40 students were selected to represent Illinois at the national competition in Washington, DC; and…Betsy Brown’s students qualified 14 out of the last 16 years to compete at the national level in Washington, DC.”

 

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RESOLUTION ON RECOGNIZING NATIONAL HISTORY DAY NATIONAL QUALIFIERS FROM CARBONDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 95

 

"Whereas Betsy Brown has guided dozens if not hundreds of Carbondale Middle School student entries in National History Day (NHD) at the Regional, State and National levels every year since 2001, working for hours each day after school with no additional compensation;

 

Whereas Betsy Brown’s students qualified in every one of the last 16 years to compete at the state level in Springfield;

 

Whereas it is a tremendous honor for students who are selected to represent the state of Illinois in NHD at the national level, to wit: in 2016, 15,000 students entered NHD regional competitions throughout the state of Illinois and just 40 students were selected to represent Illinois at the national competition in Washington, DC; and

 

Whereas Betsy Brown’s students qualified 14 out of the last 16 years to compete at the national level in Washington, DC;

 

Resolved, that the Carbondale Elementary School District 95 Board of Education:

 

  1. Recognizes and appreciates the tireless and selfless work of Betsy Brown over the past 16 years in preparing a generation of Carbondale Middle School students to enter the National History Day competition, and in 14 of those years guiding students to be NHD national qualifiers; and

 

  1. Authorizes the Illinois Department of Transportation to produce and erect road signs at both Illinois Route 13 entrances to the city of Carbondale which read as follows:

 

CARBONDALE DISTRICT 95

HISTORY FAIR

NATIONAL QUALIFIERS

14 TIMES SINCE 2001"

 

Mover: Edward Benyas

Seconder: David Biggs

Draft: December 13, 2016

Approved by Board Vote: December 15, 2017

 

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Pictured above:

Front row (L to R): Rebecca Connet, Esther Hughes, Maya Benyas, Katelyn Martin

Middle Row (L to R): Betsy Brown, Kate Forer, Jasmyn Taylor, Jennifer Harper, Kylie Measimer, Gabriela Benyas, Kylee Korando

Back Row (L to R): Aidan Anthony, Ray Shang