Anna Newby is making history


History day all-star, varsity show choir member, and recently inducted National Honor Society member, junior Anna Newby is this week’s Lynx of the Week.

Member of AL’s show choir since freshman year, Newby reflects on differences she’s noticed in the choir’s new adjustments.

Show choir has definitely been more interesting,” Newby said. “I think we are still able to work really well with the restrictions”

As well as experiences in choir, Newby also enjoys challenging herself in advanced classes at ALHS.

“Some of my favorite memories at AL are going to show choir competitions and AP US History with Mr. Waller,” said Newby.

Newby’s appreciation for US History isn’t limited to the classroom, though. She also incorporates it in participating in doing a History Day project.

Mrs. Masker asked me to do a History Day project, shoutout to Grace Ozzello for being my partner,” said Newby. “I have been doing one ever since.”

National History Day is a program in which students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and research and create a project based around it.

Newby qualified for National History day her freshman year on a project regarding World War 2 code talkers, and placed eighth amongst 100 contestants her sophomore year with a project regarding the revolutionary TV Program, Sesame Street. Newby plans to continue participating in the event.

“Although they take a lot of hard work, competing and knowing that you learned something is really rewarding,” Newby said. “I plan on finishing out my senior year with one final project.”

Newby plans to continue her research and interest in history past high school.

I love American history,” Newby said. “I would love to work in a museum where I could talk about the subject all day and educate other people.”