NMS student named finalist at State History Day

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
NMS student named finalist at State History Day

Eliana Hornbuckle, NMS eighth-grader, was named a finalist in the individual documentary category at the State History Day competition, held on April 25 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Hornbuckle was among six project finalists for her documentary “The Kolb Brothers: Exploring the Green and Colorado Rivers Through Photography.” The Kolb Brothers, Emery and Ellsworth, were pioneer photographers at the Grand Canyon, who explored the Green and Colorado Rivers in 1911 and 1912, capturing their encounters on still and motion picture film. Their photography studio, the Kolb Studio, still stands at the edge of the South Rim today, exchanging the Kolb Brothers’ river media for generations to come.

Each year, about 3,500 students compete in NHD in Iowa competitions at school and district levels to advance to the state contest. More than 600 students with over 300 projects participated in this year’s State History Day. Contributed photo