The 30th Annual Riverside County History Day Competition wrapped up Saturday with winners crowned after a full day of competition at King High School in Riverside.
Two hundred students competed at the county level with 121 entries in various categories, and two local kids received honors.
River Springs Charter School students Rebekah Pendleton and Hannah Tinker took first place in the Junior Group Exhibit.
River Springs is a Temecula-based charter school. Both students are part of the charter's homeschool program, confirmed Luz Johnston, a director for two River Springs student centers.
The theme this year for History Day was "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events." The entries were judged with three criteria: historical quality, quality of presentation, and adherence to the theme. The work was done completely by students.
History Day competitions started in September at the school level.
Grade 4 and 5 first- and second-place poster finishers, junior division first- and second-place finishers, and senior division first-, second- and third-place finishers will advance to the National History Day – California State Competition April 26-28, 2013 in Sacramento.