The Gary Worthy Vietnam War Prize
This $500 prize is awarded at the Kansas History Day State Contest to the best entry whose topic is related to the Vietnam War or its aftermath. It is open to all entries regardless of level or category. It is in honor of Vietnam veteran Gary Worthy from Atwood, Kansas. During the Vietnam War, Worthy was a 1st LT. Aeroscout Platoon Leader for the Air Calvary Troop of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the U.S. Army. He was severely wounded in October of 1968 and was transported to Japan, ultimately ending up in the Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver where he recovered. Several years later, Worthy was made a Major in the U.S. Army. This prize is provided through an anonymous donor and Sunflower Aero Inc.
To be eligible for this award, students must complete the award nomination form, including an entry description and how the entry meets the award criteria, and mail in a copy of the nomination information and process paper and annotated bibliography by the registration deadline date April 3.
Nominations must also include the following to be considered :
If it is deemed that there is not an entry that meets the criteria, the award will not be given.