Eight Letcher County Central High School social studies students have advanced to state competition on May 8 from the District 8 National History Day competition. From the state competition, the students can advance to national competition in Maryland. Mark Jarrod Stamper took first place in the individual history exhibit category with a presentation on Loretta Lynn. In the group history exhibit, Stephanie Shell, Meagan Arrowood and Mallory Adams placed second with their presentation on coal mining, and Holly Bradshaw and Whitney Maggard were third with their piece on John C.C. Mayo. Hailey Hubbs and Sara Boggs finished second with their historical documentary work on Mother Jones. Last year, LCCHS student Micca Boyd was third in the district with an exhibit on former Letcher County Sheriff Ben Buster Taylor, and went on to win the state competition and place in the top 10 in the national competition.