Manchester – Nearly 200 middle and high school students will participate in the annual Manchester Regional History Day Contest set to take place at Manchester High School on Saturday, February 25. Volunteer judges will assess original student exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites and papers and send the top three projects from each category to the State History Day Contest where they will compete against winners from the state’s five other regional contests. The public and media are invited to attend the competition and view student projects between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. At 1 p.m. Kandie Carle, aka “The Victorian Lady,” will provide a living history performance for attendees as she depicts life during the 1890s. An Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. where State Representatives Jeff Currey and Mark Tweedie will honor winning students.
Students representing towns and cities in the Manchester area will be participating in the February 25th contest. Participants will begin presenting to teams of judges at 9 a.m. Signage will be displayed around the school, directing attendees where to go for particular contests. The teams of judges – consisting of local educators, historians and history lovers – will review the projects and choose the top three in each category. More information about the day’s events, including the schedule, can be found here at the program’s website. Financial support for the Manchester Regional Contest is provided by Connecticut Humanities.
Towns being represented at the Manchester History Day Regional Contest can be found here.
Students, who have now spent months developing their projects, based their entries on this year’s National History Day® theme, Taking a Stand in History. Participants work alone or in groups and enter their project into one of five History Day categories: exhibits, documentaries, website, paper, and performance. The State History Day Contest is scheduled to take place at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Saturday, April 29.
Results from the Manchester Regional Contest will be posted to the Connecticut History Day website, www.historydayct.org, on Monday, February 27. For more information on the contest and the program, contact CHD State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860.522.6766 ext. 11 or email@example.com.
Connecticut History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day (NHD)®. It is led by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN) with support from the Connecticut State Department of Education, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Explored Magazine, and ConnecticutHistory.org.