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Local student wins History Day competition

MURFREESBORO – In March, Chowan University hosted the Regional History Day competition.

The competition welcomed contestants from CS Brown High School STEM, Central Middle School, John A. Holmes High School, Chowan Middle School, and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Early College. This year’s competition theme was “Triumph and Tragedy”.

Sanai Dempsey, representing C.S. Brown High School STEM, was among the winners of a Regional History Day competition held last month. Contributed Photo

Representing C.S. Brown High School STEM at the competition was 16-year-old Sanai Dempsey. The C.S. Brown sophomore took the theme of triumph and tragedy and focused it on the “Apollo 13”.

Dempsey decided to compete in the Senior Exhibit category with her topic. The student was judged by three different judges who analyzed her work and asked her questions throughout. In the end, Dempsey’s work and dedication was rewarded with first place in the Regional competition.

This win qualifies Dempsey to participate in the National History Day State Competition that will take place in Raleigh on Saturday, April 27.