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Greenwich Students Honored In State's National History Day Competition

Some of the students who were honored at the State's National History Day competition, which was held recently at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
Some of the students who were honored at the State's National History Day competition, which was held recently at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. Photo Credit: Connecticut History Day website

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Ten students from Greenwich won awards at the State's National History Day competition, which was held recently at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

The students will go on to take part in the national competition, which will be held at the University of Maryland in June.

Here are the award winners from Greenwich:

  • Senior Division, Group Performance: First Place for "Women Airforce Service Pilots and the Fight for Equality" by Nicole Wood, Juliana Salamone, Katherine Hurst and Flora Dievenich Braes from Greenwich High School
  • Senior Division, Group Performance: Third Place for "The World Anti-Slavery Conference: The Exchange That Happened . . . and the One That Didn’t" by Peter Bound, Paris-Sima Mohammadi, Maxine King and Suzanne Goodnow from Greenwich High School
  • Outstanding Entry that Best Incorporates Jewish History, Heritage and/or a Jewish Personality awarded by The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County, Senior Group Exhibit, to Julia Abbazia and Sofia Dodaro from Greenwich High School for "FDR and the Jewish Refugees"

Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national and world history.

After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews.

Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic's significance in history and create final projects that demonstrate their work.

These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them.

Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program.

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