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HISTORY® and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) congratulate the scholarship winners of the National Civil War Student Challenge — a nationwide contest in which high school students from across the country put their Civil War knowledge to the test. In addition to the $15,000 scholarship grand prize, HISTORY and HMH awarded a $7,500 first prize scholarship, a $5,000 second prize scholarship and seven $1,000 third prize scholarships.

Over 22,000 students participated in the Civil War outreach initiative through preparation on an innovative Facebook-based game, studying with Civil War curriculum materials and taking the online Challenge in April. The 30 top-scoring finalists were then invited to take an in-school final exam to determine the scholarship winners.

Of the students from all 50 states who took the Challenge, the top winners include:

  • Grand Prize Winner:

    Jordan L.of Joshua, Texas
  • First Prize Winner:

    Alexander F. of Dunellen, New Jersey
  • Second Prize Winner:

    Tyler L. of Ambler, Pennsylvania

* Third Prize Winners:

  • Misha B. of Evanston, IL
  • Brendan F. of Phoenix, AZ
  • Adam E. of Warriors Mark, PA
  • Alexander D. of Raleigh, NC
  • Bryan R. of Kill Devil Hills, NC
  • Jory M. of Niskayuna, NY
  • Charles J. of Ft Worth, TX

HISTORY and HMH sponsored the Challenge as part of their observance of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Over the next four years, HISTORY will air a comprehensive lineup of Civil War-themed programming, exploring all aspects of this pivotal chapter in American history.

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