Waco Elementary Wins Awards At State National History Day competition


Some students from Waco Elementary made history of their own yesterday taking home numerous awards at the State National History Day competition held Saturday at UK. 

Fifth grade student Riley Bonilla won her Individual Performance Division. Her project was about triumph and tragedy: escape to freedom a journey through the Underground Railroad. She did a play that she wrote herself about a slave’s life and how she escaped to Canada through the Underground Railroad. Riley is the daughter of Tara and Robert Bonilla.

Other winners are:
Elementary Individual Website – Lara Winebarger 3rd Place 2nd State Runner Up
Elementary Individual Documentary – Foster Banks 1st Place State Champion
Elementary Individual Exhibit – Jonathan Atherton 2nd Place State Runner Up
Elementary Group Exhibit – Erica Parden and Sam Brewer 3rd Place 2nd State Runner Up