Upshur County Social Studies stars shine at first countywide fair

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Winners advancing on to the Region 7 Social Studies Fair at Glenville State College's WACO Center on March 21 pose for a picture with Tennerton Elementary School Principal Tristen Gray and Upshur County Schools Superintendent Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus.

BUCKHANNON — Nine Upshur County School students will advance on to the regional social studies Fair after picking up top honors at Saturday’s first Upshur County Social Studies Fair.

The county fair took place at the Event Center at Brushy Fork Saturday, Feb. 9. Students in grades 3-12 participated in the fair. Those who received a 90-or-higher score will compete in the Region 7 Social Studies Fair Thursday, March 21 at the WACO Center at Glenville State College.

Students’ projects were evaluated based on their abstracts (an in-depth outline with an official bibliography), project presentations and oral presentations, according to a press release from Upshur County Schools.

Students pictured below all received a 90-or-higher score and will compete in the March 21 regional fair.

Tennerton Elementary School fourth-grader Anya Morehead

Sixth-graders Ella McNeish and Alexis Wuchner

Tennerton Elementary fifth-graders Emily Andrew and Mallory Moss

Tennerton Elementary third-grader Leah Bryant

Union Elementary School third-grader Sawyer Phillips

Union Elementary fifth-grader Lila Wright

Tennerton Elementary School Principal Tristen Gray with all the TES participants

Sixth-grader Xavier Fultz

B-UHS senior Kristen Young and junior Jenna Ramirez

Sixth-graders Isabella Renzelli and Maya Critchfield

All winners from the Upshur County Schools Social Studies Fair include:

Elementary Level

  • Sawyer Philips (State/Local Studies)
  • Leah Bryant (US History)
  • Anya Morehead (World History)
  • Lila Wright (Psychology)
  • Emily Andrew and Mallory Moss (Group Geography)

Middle School Level

  • Xavier Fultz (World History)
  • Ella McNeish and Alexis Wuchner (Group US History)
  • Mya Critchfield and Isabella Renzelli (Group World History)

High School Level

  • Kristin Young and Jenna Ramirez (Group Sociology)