Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students Win at 2017 Connecticut History Day State Contest - Move on to Nationals in June

For Immediate Release
May 2, 2017
Contact: Chris Zaccaro

Photo Credit: Rick Harrington
New Britain – On Saturday, April 29 over 400 history-loving students competed at the 2017 Connecticut History Day State Contest for a chance to represent the state at the 2017 National History Day® Contest at the University of Maryland in June. The contest, where over 70 Connecticut schools were represented, took place at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

Full results from the 2017 CHD State Contest can be found here.

Middle and high school students who placed within the top two in their category are eligible to compete at the NHD Contest – with third place finishers acting as alternates. The students were required to relate their project to this year’s national theme: Taking a Stand in History. CHD students may work individually or in groups within the five History Day categories: Papers, Documentaries, Exhibits, Websites, and Performances. At the end of the contest, the First Company Governor’s Foot Guard kicked-off the Awards Ceremony with a rousing performance. CHD State Coordinator Rebecca Taber-Conover and Education Commissioner Dr. Dianna Wentzell were on hand to present medals and awards. Additionally over twenty special prizes, sponsored by numerous museums and non-profit organizations from across the state, were presented to students.
Connecticut History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day®. The program 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. To learn more about CHD, visit the program’s website www.historydayct.org and follow CHD on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.