Congratulations to all of the Delta Middle School eighth graders who participated in National History Day at Colorado Mesa University Feb. 25. Delta Middle School took 15 students to the competition. A number of students will be moving on to the state competition in Denver.
Heather Robb placed third in group websites. Rhiannon Sturgeon and Shanan Davey placed second in group websites. Sara Jurca placed first in individual websites, and Naomi Hayner placed third in group exhibits. Lacy Davis and Darcey Ballard placed second in group documentary.
Students began their National History Projects as part of a research unit in the new eighth grade district social studies curriculum. It was a huge success, as students learned to think as historians and critique primary sources. Students were excited about history. Prior to the regional competition, DMS had a school showcase where community judges evaluated the student projects. Thank you to the Delta County librarians and Jim Wetzel, museum curator, for helping in that process.
DMS social studies teacher Hailey Hancock has posted more pictures on her website, www.educatingexcellence.com.blog comments powered by Disqus