Summit history writers sweep top regional awards 

Summit history writers sweep top regional awards 

Three sophomores from The Summit Country Day School swept the top three awards in a regional competition for the Ohio History Day writing competition. 

The theme for this year's History Day is "Turning Points in History." The students presented and answered questions on their pre-read papers in a 15-minute interview at the regional competition March 16 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. They have qualified for the state level Ohio History Day held on April 20 at Capital University 

Daniel Winhusen was awarded first place for his project, “Project Title: The Engine of Progress: The Rainhill Trials.” Kaitlyn Rassi was awarded second place for her project, “The Hidden: How the system of Mental Institutions in the United States was used to hide those who were mentally and/or physically disabled.” Sophie Brouwer was awarded third place for her project, “Project Title: Drinking the Kool-Aid,” about the Jonestown tragedy and the beginnings of the anti-cult movement. 

Daniel, Kaitlyn and Sophie are students of Dr. Kristen Fleming, a Summit social studies teacher.