During the fall of 2012 over half a million students nationwide began the year-long National History Day program, preparing and then competing in a series of history contests in their local schools, regions and states. Winners at the state level advance to the national competition in June 2013.
Participating students chose their own topics of study and research from original sources based on the 2012-2013 theme, "Turning Points in History." National History Day students research historic documents and artifacts, conduct oral histories, search the Internet for information on their topics, and travel to historic sites. They present their work in a variety of ways by creating exhibits, documentaries, performances, web sites, or historical research papers.
This year Delta County Joint School District included the National History Day program as part of the eighth grade curriculum. Once the projects were judged at the local level at Delta Middle School the following students were selected to go on to the regional level in the junior division: Matthew Norris, Nathanael Santonastaso, Kali Kirkendal, Eh Htaw Bo, Tre Johnson, Maddy Cronenberb, Jackie Sandoval, Marlene Fuentes, Perla Pantoja-Rodriguez, Liss Sharkey, EwBwe, Luka Htoo, Brianna Rosales, Jasmine Velasquez, Lupita Portillo, Meysa Mulford, Lizzy Ward, Cassidy Parker, Matthew Bohling, Shelby Wilson, Hannah Owens, Shelbi Ledesma, Teresa James, Victor Ruiz, Hannah Branson, Tristan Brown, Justin Violett, Damon Jensen, Ethan Keller, Hallie Timbreza, Megan Sandoval, Destiny Garcia, Emily Nortnik, Philip Santonastaso, Tuan Le, Jordan Long, and from Cedaredge middle school: Sarah Tullis.
Eighteen projects in the junior division from the Western Slope Regional competition placed well enough to advance to the state finals in May. Delta is well-represented with nine of the 18 coming from Delta Middle School. For more on National History Day go to www.nhd.org.blog comments powered by Disqus