The 5th Annual National History Day (NHD) was another huge success! Students conducted research for weeks on historical topics that made a true impact on lives today.
This year’s theme was: Breaking Barriers in History. Student projects demonstrated their excellent ability to analyze, interpret, write, and present their ideas with creativity. This year, the event had nearly 200 exhibits, papers, websites, and documentaries compete for a chance to advance to regional competitions at Messiah College on March 7. Additionally, students’ projects were on display in the Visitors Center during Ice Fest this year.
On Wednesday, January 22nd, students were judged using the NHD rubric by leaders and experts within the community. Judges included:
Ginny Harriger, Executive Director of The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation
Diane Reed, a retired social studies teacher from GASD
Camilla Rawleigh, VP for Institutional Advancement for Wilson College
Bill Dann, Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority
Mary Beth Williams, VP for Student Development and Dean of Students at Wilson College
Dana Harriger, Professor of Biology at Wilson College
Sara Dann, substitute teacher, and graduate students from Shippensburg University
Many of the judges felt that the projects displayed students’ ability to think critically on complicated issues, such as segregation, immigration, and sexuality. We appreciate their support!
The students who will be advancing to regionals are:
1st place winners: Malory Wright, Katarina Betris, Abigale Bricker, Tia Nolt, Thomas Triplett, Owen Crawford, Beck Unruh, Aaron Mort, Emma Allee, Sean Scott, Brooke Richards
2nd place winners: Emily Stroble, Rylee Gunn, Bryce Johnson, Tyler Mellot, Adrian Morales,
3rd place winners: Jacob Picking, Madeline Cook, Alexis Buratti, Michael Miller, Elijah Hubler
Honorable Mentions: Ron Reynolds, Robin Godinez-Lopez, Kaitlyn Zeigler, Bradley Stahl