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The Shelby Saddlebreds Chapter of the Kentucky Junior Historical Society won 8 first-place awards at the KJHS State Convention on March 27th-28th. The annual convention held in Frankfort provides students twelve different categories to compete in: 2-D art, 3-D art, Documentary, Genealogy, Historical Exhibit, History Bowl, History Test, Heritage Performance, Impromptu Composition, Paper, Performance, and Photography. Shelby Saddlebreds had winners at every level of competition.
The Saddlebreds are coached by Glenda Price, teacher at East Middle School, and Beth Dunn, volunteer retired teacher. Beth Dunn was named State KJHS Sponsor of the Year at this year's convention.
Kentucky History Mystery Dinner
Shelby County Historical Interest Corporation (SCHIC) will host the second annual Kentucky History Mystery Dinner Theater on Saturday evening starting at 5:30 pm at the Shelby County Extension Office.
“The group that’s being shown is my Kentucky Junior Historical Society Group,” said sponsor Beth Dunn, who is a sponsor with Linda Price.
Many of the Shelby Saddlebreds that took state honors at the state convention a few weeks ago are some of those who will be presenting monologues at the two-hour event.
The group is comprised of East Middle School students, Shelby County High school students and students from three different elementary schools.
“The kids have researched a Kentucky history character [from around the Abraham Lincoln era] and have written their own monologues and they’ll perform those monologues for the dinner participants,” Dunn said.
The participants have to guess who the figures are throughout the evening.
Dinner will be provided, along with different displays, a raffle, a silent auction, and door prizes.
“We’ll have 12 monologues, the Lincoln essay winner [Lauren DeEsch] will read her essay, and then we have a PowerPoint produced by us as well to show Lincoln and then reveal the characters,” she said.
Reservations are requested due to food preparation. Call Kathy Adams at 633-5013 for information. Tickets for adults are $8 and $4 for children under 11.
And the winners were...
Lauren DeEsch-1st Place Elementary KJHS Lincoln Essay Contest
Contest Sponsored by the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Lauren DeEsch-1st Place 3-D Art "10,000 Threads"
Middle School Division
Ella Auxier-1st Place Photography "Kentucky State Capitol
Jesse DeEsch-1st Place 3-D Art "Walking Softly"
Corrina Sayre-1st Place Beginning Genealogy "As You Walk By"
Logan Johnson-1st Place History Test
Ethan Russell-3rd Place History Test
Ethan Russell-1st Place Performance "For The People-That's Who I Am"
Ella Auxier-Excellence Ribbon 3-D Art "Family Quilt"
Ivonne Gonzalez-Excellence Ribbon Historical Exhibit "Silk Purse"
Adrienne Holtzworth-Excellence Ribbon Historical Exhibit "Beautiful Beadwork"
High School Division
Marz Holtzworth-1st Place Impromptu Composition discussing "Civil Rights In Kentucky"
Beth Dunn-State KJHS Sponsor of the Year