Katelyn Pei '27 Places Third at NHD State Level Contest

Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students select a historical topic related to a chosen annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. Katelyn Pei ’27 placed third at the state level contest for Delaware for her paper titled, “Angel Island: The Pacific Gateway that Forever Changed America.”
The National History Day office chooses a theme to help students direct their research. Students must make a connection between the theme and their topic. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, NHD’s theme this year was: Turning Points in History. This topic invited students to consider questions of time and place, cause and effect, change over time, and impact and significance. 

In order to draw a connection to the theme, students must understand the historical significance of their topic and answer questions about time, place, and context. Understanding the impact and significance of the topic will help define why the topic is important and draw this connection to the theme.
Katelyn was one of the youngest competitors, placing third in the Senior Division under the supervision of Archmere history teacher Mrs. Lisa Goldstein. Congratulations to Katelyn!
Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.