A River Valley Middle School student will represent Gallia County and Ohio this week at the National Museum of American History during National History Day and will also be competing in National History Day, which kicked off Sunday in College Park, Maryland.

Emma Lucas previously competed in the Ohio State History Day Competition and received first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit Category for her project “Conflict of a Small Town: The Buyout of Cheshire, Ohio.” At the National Museum of American History, Lucas’ project will be on display and she will be available to answer questions.