Photo courtesy of Prince William County Public Schools
A piece of history has been captured by a Benton Middle School student.
Alyssa Kiffer, a seventh-grader, placed in a National History Day competition that occurred at University of Maryland, College Park this month.
She earned an Outstanding Entry Award for her documentary, “The Little Rock Nine and the Crisis at Central High: The Triumph of Desegregation, The Tragedy of Increased Racial Hate and Violence,” according to a release from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS).
The film focused on desegregation in Little Rock, AR.
Alyssa placed in the top 10 for the Individual Documentary Category, as well.
Last month, she won first for the Virginia State History Day competition’s junior individual documentary division.
History teacher Anne Walker helped Alyssa prepare for the program.
“I am very proud of the hard work Alyssa put into her documentary on the Little Rock Nine,” Walker said in a release. “She was very enthusiastic about her topic and it showed.”
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