Hopkinsville High School Freshmen Dive into History: Meeting with Bell Hooks’ Sister and Competing in National History Day Competition

    Hopkinsville High School is proud to announce that two of its freshman students are participating in the National History Day Competition as part of the Gifted and Talented programming offered by Christian County Public Schools (CCPS). Makiya Alston and Amira Trotter are among the brightest and most ambitious in the school; they had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity last week to meet and interview Gwenda Motley, the sister of renowned author and intellectual bell hooks, for their project at the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County.

    The students learned about bell hooks’ life and gained a unique perspective on what it was like for her growing up in Hopkinsville during a time of racial integration. The students learned about Hooks’s experience as a young intellectual and its impact on her life.

    The school would like to extend a special thanks to the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County for partnering with the school to organize this fantastic opportunity for our students. The museum staff provided valuable insights and resources that helped the students understand the subject matter and create an excellent project.

    The National History Day Competition is an annual event that encourages students to explore historical topics related to a particular theme and to create a project that reflects their research and understanding of the subject. The competition provides a unique opportunity for students to showcase their talents and learn about history in a hands-on and engaging way.

    We are confident that our students will do exceptionally well in the competition, and we wish them all the best as they represent Hopkinsville High School on the national stage.

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