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News Release 132

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392
                steph.deidrick@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2014 Volume 42-14-132 

Students' exhibits awarded Missouri History Prize by Missouri State Museum

Jefferson City, Mo. - Two award-winning student projects will be displayed in the History Hall of the Missouri State Museum located in the Capitol this summer, through mid-August. Both exhibits received the annual Missouri History Prize, a part of National History Day in Missouri.

Greenville Junior High student Beth Bangert earned the award for her work, titled “Rights and Responsibilities to Serve and Protect: Profiles from a Missouri Family History.” This was Bangert’s second year for the honor.

Odessa High School student Hannah Scott was also honored for her work, titled “Women of Steel: The Rights and Responsibilities of America’s Arsenal for Production.” She went on to take third place in the National History Day competition in Washington D.C. for the Senior Individual Exhibit category.

The State Museum established the Missouri History Prize, which is awarded annually, to encourage students to research Missouri history for their projects. The theme for History Day 2014 was "Rights and Responsibilities in History."

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of Missouri State Parks, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information, contact the museum at 573-751-2854. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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