2019 Next Generation Angels Awards

The following National History Day individual documentary winners received the 2019 Next Generation Angels Awards from The Better Angels Society. These six students traveled to Washington, DC in the fall of 2019 for three days of tours, screenings, and special events at the Library of Congress, American Film Institute, and other cultural agencies.

1st Place Senior Individual Documentary
Allison Bushong, Triumph of Representation and Tragedy of Repercussion: Silent Gesture of 1968
As the first place senior division winner, Allison Bushong received the Anne Harrington Award, named for the late longtime friend and colleague of Ken Burns.

Martin Luther King High School
Riverside, California
Process Paper and Bibliography

2nd Place Senior Individual Documentary
Taylor Barton, Dam! Better Call Clara!

Donegal High School
Marietta, Pennsylvania
Process Paper and Bibliography

3rd Place Senior Individual Documentary
Melinda Chen, From Miracle to Mishap: The Cutter Incident and its Impact on Modern Vaccine Safety Standards

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Process Paper and Bibliography

1st Place Junior Individual Documentary
Sophie Elliott, Positives and Negatives: Shaping Native American Identity Through the Photography of Edward S. Curtis

Singapore American School
Process Paper and Bibliography

2nd Place Junior Individual Documentary
Sydney Brown, By Chance: The Story of the First Code Talkers

All Saints Catholic School
Moore, Oklahoma
Process Paper and Bibliography

3rd Place Junior Individual Documentary
Josef Schuller, The Bridge over Funchilin Pass: The Only Option for Retreat

South Middle School
Joplin, Missouri
Process Paper and Bibliography

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