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SHS Student Wins National Award for Research Paper

Grant Bruner at the White House

A Sycamore High School student just received national recognition for his writing.

Incoming senior Grant Bruner won the Native American History Prize for his research paper at the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park. This is the first time a Sycamore student has won an award at the National Contest.

Bruner’s journey to nationals began in AP U.S. History class this year when he wrote his paper entitled Protecting the Past: The Fight to Save America’s Archaeological Resources. He advanced from the classroom to districts, and then the state competition. The top two entries in every category at the state level were invited to the National Contest in mid-June.

Each year nearly 3,000 students from across the world gather for the weeklong event. Bruner had the opportunity to spend some time in Washington, D.C., visiting the White House, the Capitol, and meeting with Congressman Steve Chabot.