Congratulations to Team Connecticut on a great National Contest!
Mia Porcello from St. Timothy Middle School in West Hartford won First Place in Junior Individual Exhibit for her project, Florence Wald: Exploring Medical Boundaries, Exchanging Hospitals to Hospice.
Shay Pezzulo from Classical Magnet School in Hartford won First Place in Senior Individual Websites for her project, Duel and Duality: New Journalism, New York.
Juliana Rodrigues, Max Bueno, Samantha Gilbert, Emily Strickland, and Joseph Zarif from Memorial Middle School in Middlebury won two Special Awards for their project, Alexander Hamilton Explores a Financial System for the New Nation of America. They won the U.S. Constitution Award and the Special Award in History in the Federal Government.
The Outstanding Connecticut Entry Award for the Senior Division was awarded to Nicole Wood, Juliana Salamone, Katherine Hurst, and Flora Dievenich for their project, Women Airforce Service Pilots and the Flight for Equality. They are students at Greenwich High School.
The Outstanding Connecticut Entry Award for the Junior Division was awarded to Hunter Dale and Noah Vasington from Mansfield Middle School for their Junior Group Exhibit, Branch Rickey: Branching Off to New Ideas.
Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national, and world history.
After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews.
Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic's significance in history, and create final projects that demonstrate their work.
These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them.
Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program.
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Connecticut History Day is led by Connecticut's Old State House, with support from the Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Humanities' ConnecticutHistory.org website. Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.