Monday, July 31, 2023

Plans are moving forward for 2023 Arizona Historymakers

 Plans are moving forward to honor the 2023 Arizona Historymakers on October 14 at AZHC in Papago Park. 

Videos are being produced to tell the story of each honoree. Take a peek at the video from 2001 Historymaker Jerry Colangelo.

Congratulations to the 2023 Arizona Historymakers:

Frank M. Barrios, Michael M. Crow Ph.D., Angel Delgadillo, Dolan Ellis, Honorable Terry Goddard, Denise D. Resnik, Jeffrey M. Trent Ph.D., Daniel D. Von Hoff M.D., Mrs. Elizabeth J. White

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Postcard contest for 3rd graders

 Ask a 3rd graders "What do you think should be in the AHS museum when you are 80 years old? Dr. Kristen Rex got some great answers.

Her postcard contest reveals more 3rd grade ideas. Look for some creative entries this fall.

Rules for the contest. Lesson ideas for teachers. Samples of postcards from the past.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Arizona Historymakers on AHS YouTube channel

The stories of outstanding Arizona Historymakers have been captured on videos by the Historical League since 1992. YouTube is a great way to learn about them. @arizonahistoricalleague shows the Historymakers speaking at their receptions, their interviews, and photos.

Thanks to Cathy Shumard (Historical League) and Mariana Touloumes (AHS), the one minute videos are now shared on Arizona Historical Society YouTube also.

Congratulations to the 2023 Arizona Historymakers whose videos and oral histories are in progress now:
Frank M. Barrios, Michael M. Crow Ph.D., Angel Delgadillo, Dolan Ellis, Honorable Terry Goddard, Denise D. Resnik, Jeffrey M. Trent Ph.D., Daniel D. Von Hoff M.D., Mrs. Elizabeth J. White.
Barbara Barrett Historymaker 2008

Historymakers John Rhodes 1993 and Bruce Babbitt 2005

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Historical League provides funding for NHDAZ students

 Many NHDAZ students cannot afford the money to ship their elaborate exhibits to Wash. D.C. The Historical League provided specific funding for transportation this year. (For Ex. A NHD teacher in Nebraska rented a U-Haul trailer and drove her students exhibits). The AZ students were most appreciative for the funding.

Dear Mrs. Shumard and Historical League,
I hope you are doing well. I sincerely thank you and the historical league for your $400 donation to me and the rest of the students in the National History Day program. NHD, especially competing in nationals has truly impacted my technological as well as creative skills. By continuing to pursue participating in programs such as this one, I can continue to positively impact my career and prepare for the trials of future endeavors. Your support means a great deal to me and I hope the historical league will continue to work with NHDAZ to further the program in Arizona.
Thank you again,
Thanvi Voruganti
Another Thank You letter from Flagstaff NHDAZ student:
My name is Grace Kim. Thank you so much to the Historical League for helping me with the costs of traveling to Maryland. I participated in the Junior Group Documentary category, and my project name was The Rush for Riches. The most rewarding part of competing in NHD was getting to travel to Maryland, and I learned how to improve my public speaking skills. Thank you!
Sincerely, Grace Kim.
Kaelyn Ward and Grace Kim

Letter from NHDAZ student Meredith Williams thanking the Historical League: Our group had a great time at NHD! We got to see multiple historical places and monuments and learned a lot about history, especially about space. Our group’s category was a junior group performance called The Salem Witch Trials: A Time of Lies and Hysteria. Even if competing was a little stressful and we didn’t win, all of us had a great time! This is a photo of us in costume for our play. Thank you so much for everything!
From, Meredith Williams
Meredith Williams gave a Jr. Group Performance w Rylie Yanko, Sutton Nickerson, Roman Chapman, and Eleanor Johnson. They took 1st place in our Arizona competition.

Letter from Ethan Tsay
“Hi, this is Ethan Tsay, a student that participated in the NHD National Contest this year. Thank you for providing the $400 stipend for the trip to DC, as it was a very rewarding experience. I enjoyed the entire process of NHD this year, from the construction of my website, to taking part in the exciting atmosphere during the national competition. I look forward to participating in more NHD contests in the future! Thank you, Ethan.”

National History Day AZ student Ethan Tsay placed first in Arizona competition for a senior individual website named Black Barbershops: Cutting to New Frontiers. His website also won an Equality in History award.