Ethan Russell of Shelby County High School won a first-place citation in the Kentucky Historical Society's 2011 Kentucky History Day district six contest in Frankfort.
Russell won in senior individual performance for "Paving the Way for a Gold Standard."
The theme for this year's contest is "Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures and Consequences."
Winners advance to the state contest April 30 in Frankfort. The top three students in each category received a medal.