On Saturday, April 27 Ethan, a McAuley sophomore, competed at the Missouri state competition for National History Day against 26 other performers from 9 districts across Missouri including the past 2-time national champion and the ninth place national finisher at Missouri University in Columbia, MO. Ethan was featured on the front page of The Joplin Globe in an interview after he won second place at the district competition at Missouri Southern State University on March 8. His project required a process paper and annotated bibliography listed primary and secondary sources that describe his topic and how it relates to the theme of Triumph and Tragedy. He chose to present, from a reporter’s viewpoint, the life of Marshall Petain. He held everyone’s attention with his depiction of a question and answer session between a reporter and eye witnesses to the triumph and tragedy of French Marshall Philipe Petain’s role in WW I and WW II.