Several Hubbard students were honored by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for their participation in History Day at Youngstown State University, sponsored by the YSU Department of History.
Students received awards in several categories. Recognized for their essays that focused on local history, a first place award went to Edward M. Zitnik Jr. for his entry, ''William McKinley as Our Governor.'' Second place went to Abagail Agler and Dawn Lingenfelter for their essay, ''An Unknown Hero: Milton Sutliff,'' and third place went to Brittany Mihaly, Joseph Mihaly and Sarah Ryser for their essay, ''James A. Trafficant Jr.'' Special mention went to Joseph Svirbely, Kayla Kilar and Chelsey Thempson for their essay, ''George Wick.''
In the senior division for papers, Arasin Hughes and Lauren Baker from Hubbard High School captured first and second places, respectively. In the senior division for individual exhibits, Krystina Greene took second place and Annie Cao took third place. Edward Zitnick and Marcy Angelo received honorable mentions. In the senior division for group exhibits, Sydney DeMarco and Olivia Kish won honorable mentions.
Under group documentary presentations, Kayla Kilar, Joey Svirbely and Chelsea Thompson were awarded second place.
Corey Groscost, Sterling Morris II and Justin Rosile won first place in the senior division for their Web site presentation.
All award winners are students at Hubbard High School.
The 34th annual History Day was held April 4 in the Chestnut Room at Kilcawley Center. More than 600 students in grades six through 12 from Trumbull, Mahoning, Portage, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, participated in the event that included cash prizes, medals and certificates. First and second-place winners in the paper, documentary, performance and Web site categories and the first, second and third place and honorable mention winners will participate in the state contest to be held April 25 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus. Finalists in the state competition will compete in the national contest in June at the University of Maryland.