As we get closer to National History Day Contest in June, now seems like a great time to take look back at the State History Day Contest that happened on April 28th at Central Connecticut State University. It was a beautiful day to celebrate the hard work of all of our student participants, teachers, volunteers, and staff!
Students, their families, and teachers were able to enjoy everything that CHD and CCSU had to offer on this gorgeous spring day.
Students presented the projects that they have been working on for the majority of the school year. Below are some of the exhibits that were presented. Topics ranged from black women in the space program, World War I, extinction, and more. Connecticut students showed off their passion for their topics and their creativity across all categories at the State Contest.
Over in Welte, Torp, and the Social Sciences building, junior and senior students shined in their performances. Students brought to life moments from history like the Cuban Missile Crisis, Don't Ask Don't Tell, the Pentagon Papers, a more.
Students who wrote papers for their Connecticut History Projects talked passionately with judges and each other about their projects during the paper seminar. Senior writers (Group A pictured below) explored topics such as reform Judaism, civil rights, freedom of the press, national identity in war time, and current international conflicts.
Students were able to explore CCSU during the day and participate in different activities around campus. A CHD Participant favorite were the food trucks and, of course, the Therapy Dogs! Connecticut History Day students were also interviewed about their experiences by Connecticut Public Affairs Network staff to talk about their experience in the program.
Of course, at the end of the day, students found out their final placing for the State Contest and learned who would be heading off to the National Contest at the University of Maryland in a few weeks.
Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to those going on to Nationals. All of our students and teachers should be proud of their work and their students' work during the 2018 Connecticut History Day season!