Kolton Kelley

Kolton Kelley, a sophomore from Delhi Charter School, placed first in the individual exhibit category at the April 6 Louisiana State History Day Competition.

Kolton Kelley, a sophomore from Delhi Charter School, placed first in the individual exhibit category at the April 6 Louisiana State History Day Competition.

The competition hosted at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and will advance to the National Competition held June 9-13 on the campus of the University of Maryland near Washington, DC.

Kelley advanced to the state competition after placing first at the Monroe Regional Competition hosted at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum on March 16.

Kelley’s exhibit titled “Enemy Alien No More: The Inalienable Patriotism of American Wes Wesselhoeft” tells the story of Ruston resident Adolf “Wes” Wesselhoeft.Kelley also won the William Still Award for Excellence in Primary Research which came with $250 in prize money.

Those interested in next year’s competition can find out more about National History Day at louisianahistoryday.org.

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