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Weston 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

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

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

Here are the award winners from Weston:

  • Senior Division, Group Documentary: Second Place for "The Sherpas: Cultural Exchange in the Shadow of Mount Everest" by Brendan Moore and David Tamburri from Weston High School
  • Junior Division, Individual Documentary: First Place for "Miracle of the Holocaust: Exploration of Survival" by Rebecca Ronai of Weston Middle School
  • Junior Division, Individual Documentary: Second Place for "The Cambodian Killing Fields: A story of Exploration, Encounter, and and Exchange" by Grace Milliman of Weston Middle School

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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