The Connecticut History Day Contest season kicked off March 3rd this year in New Haven and Mansfield. From there, we here at the state office and the judges, volunteers, and coordinators from the six regions saw hundreds of incredible projects. Here are a few highlights from our regional contests this year to get you ready for the State Contest on April 28th!
New Haven, March 3rd at Southern Connecticut State University
A student discusses her exhibit with judges. Students at the New Haven contest presented on topics such as Agricultural Adjustment Act (above), racism, the Nuremberg Trials, and Child Labor.
Gizmo the Therapy Dog is ready for the day and helps to hand out buttons to participants! You can see more of Gizmo and Frens at our History Day contests here.
The winners from the New Haven Contest gather for a group picture.
Torrington, March 10th at Torrington High School
Students perform the story of the Smith Sisters with connections to the world today.
Students enjoyed a performance by the Band of Steady Habits that features Connecticut's State Historian, Walt Woodward (center).
The winners from the Torrington contest gather in the Little Theater for a picture.
Fairfield, March 17 at Sacred Heart University
Students discuss their website with judges.
The winners from the Fairfield Contest with State Senator Tony Hwang.
Hartford, March 24th at CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School
Judges take a close look at projects before students come in to talk about their hard work and research.
Winners from the Hartford contest gather in the Great Hall of Two Rivers Magnet Middle School.
Congratulations to all who placed at the regional contests and who participated. To those who placed, we'll see you at the State Contest on April 28th!