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Amanda Morrison and Quinlan Pulleyking competed in National History Day – state competition on April 9, at University of Missouri in Columbia. After qualifying at the regional competition, they qualified to compete at state level where they won first place and have now qualified and been invited to compete on a national level in Washington DC, in June.
This year’s theme is Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences.
The title of Amanda and Quinlan’s performance was “Women’s Rights Debate: ’the Petticoat Rebellion’.” Amanda and Quinlan placed first among 24 competitors at the state competition. The National competition in June will include contestants from all 50 states and other territories and possessions.
Amanda is in the seventh grade and attending Central High School under the Springfield Scholars Program, where she is currently receiving high school credits for her classes.
She is the 12-year-old daughter of Dr. Scott and Darla Morrison, Springfield, the granddaughter of Dr. Larry Morrison, Ava, and the great-granddaughter of King and Martha Lou Shollenberger, former school teachers in Ava, and now residing in Springfield.