Local 6th grade Burton Elementary students, Hailey & Hayden Liddell, were recently recognized for their achievements in being selected in a statewide competition to represent the state of Utah at the National History Day contest at the University of Maryland, College Park.
As two delegates to this prestigious academic program, we will represent our school and community in a delegation of Utahans at the national contest. National History Day (NHD) is a nationally acclaimed, academic enrichment program that promotes the study of history in our schools.
National History Day does for history what the Science Fair does for science. Each year students like us create exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites and papers about a topic that is related to the annual NHD theme. This year’s theme is “Rights and Responsibilities.” For our project, we created a website called, “The Forgotten Guinea Pigs: The Downwinder’s story.”
Click on this link to learn more:  http://20842327.nhd.weebly.com 
It chronicles the struggles of the people living downwind (primarily Utahns) of the atomic blasts at the Nevada Test Site in the 1950’s.  We were able to compete at the state level on April 23rd, and now we are in need of help to go on to the national contest.  The national contest is an exceptional opportunity for us to hone our historical research, critical thinking and analytical skills while meeting with students from all across the United States as well as students from Guam, American Samoa and Europe. Having the opportunity to visit the nations capital and be surrounded by so much history, will be a life changing experience.  
The Kaysville Rotary Club would like to recognize their achievement, and continue the Rotary club's tradition of supporting education and community, with a generous donation to be put towards Hailey & Hayden Liddell's expenses to make this once in a lifetime trip.
Congratulations to Hailey & Hayden, pictured below receiving their gift from Kaysville Rotary Club President, Kent Smith.