4/22/12 ABSS student submits N.C. history contest entry

ABSS student submits N.C. history contest entry
The Times-News 4/22/12     
Reprinted with permission.

      A senior from the Alamance-Burlington Middle College is the first Alamance-Burlington Schools student to enter rigorous academic competition in the annual North Carolina History Day contest.

   Briggette Slivinski earned first place in the Central Piedmont Region event held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

   Slivinski’s project, titled “Revolutionizing Gender: Women in the Military,” took top prize among student entries from 20 counties.

   Advancing to state competition, Slivinksi, along with top winners from the five other North Carolina regional events, will present her project at the Museum of History in Raleigh on Saturday.

   Beginning in September 2011, Slivinksi conducted extensive primary historical research for the independent research project, analyzed and interpreted her research, and based her exhibit on women’s struggles in the military during World War II.