From the Cherokee County School District
River Ridge High School junior Christopher “Chris” Taylor will represent Georgia at the National History Day Contest in June.
Chris won the opportunity when his paper, “The Fourth Amendment: A History of Infringement,” placed second in the essay category at the state competition recently held at Mercer University.
The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest event is June 15-19 at the University of Maryland.
More than half a million U.S. students enter the competition each year by choosing a historical topic, conducting research, drawing a conclusion and presenting their work as a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary or website.
Professional educators and historians judge state level competitions, and the top state entries are eligible for the national contest. Students in the national contest compete for medals, monetary awards and special prizes.
A Superintendent’s Key Scholar, Chris has earned an Academic Letter and received Presidential recognition for academic excellence. At River Ridge, he is a member of JROTC and serves on the Cadet Command Staff as a First Lieutenant.
He received the 2014 American Legion Scholastic Achievement Award and Daughters of the American Revolution ROTC Medal. A member of the track and cross-country teams, he was awarded the 2013 Coaches Award for Cross-Country and was his age group’s winner in the 2013 Georgia National Guard Half-Marathon.
Chris plans to seek a nomination and appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy to study political science and engineering and earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantry officer.
His history teacher at River Ridge is Robert Daniel.