Freshmen Named Finalists in National History Day Competition
Congratulations to the following freshman for being considered finalists in the Delaware competition of National History Day: Jessica Grier, Helen Qi, and Sydney Vakili. National History Day is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. This year's theme was "breaking barriers". Archmere freshman Alexander Chen's paper about the Fall of Constantinople earned 2nd place and will be headed to the national competition this year. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history. The experience culminates in a series of contests at the local and affiliate levels and an annual national competition in the nation's capital in June.
National History Day is a nonprofit educational organization that promotes the teaching and learning of history in middle and high schools around the world through a variety of programs for teachers and students. The largest program is the National History Day Contest. Established in 1974, the National History Day Contest encourages more than half a million middle and high school students around the world to conduct original research on historical topics of interest. Students present projects at the local and affiliate levels.