For Immediate Release
March 2, 2015Contact: Chris Zaccaro
(860) 246-1553 ext. 116
On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Torrington High School, over 200 students representing the communities of Avon, Burlington, Kent, Salisbury, Simsbury, Torrington, Washington, Waterbury, West Hartford and West Suffield will present their History Day projects to judges at the Torrington Regional History Day in Connecticut Contest.
Students in grades 6-12 have spent months researching a history topic of their own choice related to this year’s theme of Leadership and Legacy in History. Participants can choose to present their projects within one of the five History Day categories. These categories include exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers and performances. Students in grades 6-8 compete within the Junior Division and students in grades 9-12 compete within the Senior Division. Students who place in the top three in their respective categories and divisions are invited to compete in the State History Day Contest, which will take place on May 9, 2015 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. From there, state winners will be invited to represent Connecticut at the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland in June.
State Representatives Jay Case & Michelle Cook and State Senators Kevin Witkos & Clark Chapin will serve as guests of honor and assist with presenting prizes to winners at the Awards Ceremony (scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start time). The names of winning students and entries will be posted on the History Day in Connecticut website (ct.nhd.org) the Monday after the contest. Torrington is one of the six History Day in Connecticut Regional Contests held in Connecticut throughout March. The next Regional Contest is the New Haven Regional Contest, which will occur on Saturday, March 14 at Wilbur Cross High School.
The following schools will be represented at the Torrington Regional Contest:Har-Bur Middle School, Burlington
Homeschool, West Suffield
Kent Central School, Kent
Lewis S. Mills High School, Burlington
North End Middle School, Waterbury
Salisbury Central School, Salisbury
Sedgwick Middle School, West Hartford
Shepaug Valley Middle School, Washington
Simsbury High School, Simsbury
Talcott Mountain Academy, Avon
Torrington High School, Torrington
History Day in Connecticut is an affiliate program of the renowned academic program, National History Day (NHD). History Day in Connecticut is led by Connecticut’s Old State House with support from the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, and ConnecticutHistory.org. Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities. For more information, contact History Day in Connecticut State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860-522-6766, ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.