Thursday, August 3, 2017

National History Day: Arizona students awards June 15, 2017

Arizona students received awards at the June 15, 2017, National History Day – National Competition Awards Ceremony.

The Historical League is very pleased to support this outstanding program! 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 400 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.
Saba Shakir, from New Vistas Center for Education in Chandler, took 1st Place out of 100 entries in the Junior Individual Websites division/category. Saba’s project was titled “The Silent Stand: Tinker vs. Des Moines.”
Aidan Scott from Heritage Academy Gateway in Mesa received the Junior Division Outstanding State Entry Award for his Junior Historical Paper titled “William Tyndale: A Stand for the Common Man.”
This year’s Senior Division Outstanding State Entry Award went to Frankie O’Neill for her Senior Individual Documentary project titled “Show Boat: Navigating the River of Racism”. Her project took 7th place nationally in the Senior Individual Documentary category. Frankie is from Westwood High School in Mesa.
Neera Patel, a sixth grader from Chandler, was selected to exhibit her Junior Individual Exhibit, “Taking a Stand Amidst Terror”, on June 14, 2017, at the National Museum of American History. During regular museum hours Neera was visited by museum guests and discussed her exhibit regarding the role of Sophie Scholl in the White Rose resistance group in Nazi Germany.
For more information on how you can get involved with NHDAZ visit