Shelburne homeschooler Kali Adams and her partner Madeline Chairvolotti of Grand Isle, both 11 years old, won First Place in the Junior Group Website Division at Vermont History Day this March. Their website, which explored the subject of communication and the 1927 flood in Vermont, was entered into the 6-8 grade level competition. The winning website can be found at http://10483043.nhd.weebly.com/
The theme of this year’s competition was “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.” The girls worked diligently researching the flood, writing, editing, collaborating and designing their website, visiting libraries, historical societies, and meeting with researchers to gain information. The students were interviewed by three judges who scored the website on its historical quality, clarity of presentation, and adherence to the theme. The website project was one of five selected from the entire competition (grades 6-12) to receive the National Archives Award for Outstanding Use of Primary Sources.