Tuesday, August 2, 2016

National History Day Awards

Arizona students received awards at the June 16, 2016 National History Day National Competition Awards Ceremony. National History Day in Arizona (NHDAZ) is coordinated by the Arizona Historical Society and is supported in part by a grant from the Historical League, Inc.  This year nearly 500 students from around Arizona participated in NHDAZ. Fifty of these Arizona students earned the chance to compete in the National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland.
Aman Agarwal and Daksh Gopalani from Basis Peoria in Peoria won 3rd Place out of 97 entries in the Junior Group Websites division/category. Their project was titled “Unit 731: Perpetrators of the Asian Holocaust.”
Sharon Vaz from Basis Tucson in Tucson received the Senior Division Outstanding State Entry Award for her Senior Historical Paper titled “The Unanticipated Impact of Father Kino’s Mission on the O’odham People.”
This year’s Junior Division Outstanding State Entry Award went to Ayla Young for her Junior Individual Website project titled “The Wire that Connected the World.”  Ayla is from New Vistas Center for Education in Chandler.
For more information on how you can get involved with NHDAZ visit www.nhdaz.org or contact the Arizona State Coordinator, Nancy York Greenwood, at nyork@azhs.gov.