National History Day (Humanities)

Update: Greenwich InLab teens vie for national honors (Greenwich Time, 6/15/16)
National History Day (Mike’s Blog, 1 of 3)
National History Day Part Two (Mike’s Blog, 2 of 3)
National History Day State Competition (Mike’s Blog, 3 of 3)


National History Day – or NHD, as it is known to all of our students – is a months-long research competition culminating in a national final at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. There is an annual theme and students can choose to present their projects as a paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or a website. There are individual and group categories.

Humanities teachers Mike and Courtney pushed students to gather unique interviews for their project. Dylan Skyped for an hour with the last living member of the Manhattan Project, Dr. Roy J. Glauber. Fjolla and Grayson made the runoff round at the Fairfield, CT regional for their documentary about Robert C. Hunt, a D-Day veteran they interviewed.

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Six students advanced to the Connecticut finals in West Hartford. Julia and Sofia’s group exhibit about the S.S. St. Louis won an award from the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield Country for their work. Flora, Juliana, Katherine, and Nicole’s group performance titled “WASPs and the Flight for Equality” finished first in Connecticut and advanced to the National History Day competition in Maryland. Their performance earned them a top-ten place nationally.

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