Three Press Play crew members advance to State Round of NHD competition


Hunter Robinson, Adviser

LULING, LA – Three members of the Press Play team are advancing to the State Round of the National History Day competition after placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Senior Individual Documentary category in the regional round on Saturday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Keva Peters earned a 1st place finish for his documentary titled “The Bigger Picture: Black Representation in Film.” In the video, Peters breakdown how the portrayal for African Americans in film has changed between the 1915 filmĀ The Birth of a Nation and the recently-produced Black Panther.

Tayler Tabb finished 2nd for her documentary called “A Riot in Time”. Tabb spoke to historians and St. Charles Parish community members about desegregation and a 1974 shooting at Destrehan High School that resulted in the death of a 13-year-old student and deeply divided the community.

Miranda Hall, meanwhile, did her documentary, “Triumph Over Tragedy: D-Day” on how one of the most monumental moments in world history directly relates to this year’s NHD theme.

All three will now compete in the State Round of the competition on Saturday, April 6th. The 1st and 2nd place finishers at that level will advance to the National Level this June.