FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2013
Maine National History Day Winners Announced
Winners Qualify to Compete at National Event in Washington, D.C.
AUGUSTA, MAINE—Secretary of State Matt Dunlap applauded students from 24 Maine schools and two homeschools for their efforts in preparing entries for the Maine History Day competition, held yesterday at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine and the University of Maine at Augusta.
History Day is a national competition where individual students and small groups, in grades 6 through 12, prepare papers, exhibits, documentaries, performances or websites that explore a broad historical theme. The topic for the 2013 competition is: “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.”
Competitors were judged by experts in history from around Maine. The winners of the several categories qualify to move on to the national competition held at the University of Maryland outside of Washington, D.C. June 9-13.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap addressed the audience at this event that drew 246 students. “National History Day is one of our signature events,” said Dunlap. “Students do great research and thread the results really well into current events, so that the relevance and importance of historic methodologies are brought out in high relief. It’s a fun, informative, and exhilarating day that brings incredibly bright students together from all over the state.”
The Statewide competition was made possible with the support of the Maine Humanities Council, Maine Historical Society, Margaret Chase Smith Library, University of Maine, Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, and historical societies from across the State.
2013 Maine National History Day Participating Schools
Acton Elementary School
William S. Cohen School
Midcoast Maine Homeschool Center
Noble Middle School
Brunswick Jr High School
Buckfield Jr/Sr High School
Bonny Eagle Middle School
Stepping Stones Montessori School
Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School
Dirigo High School
TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School
Gorham High School
Gorham Middle School
Noble 8th Academy At Noble High School
Loranger Middle School
Center Drive School
Bruce M. Whittier Middle School
Sanford High School
Scarborough Middle School
Skowhegan Area Middle School
Bonny Eagle High School
Hartford Sumner Elementary School
Massabesic Middle School
Old Orchard Beach
For a list of winners or to learn more about Maine National History Day visit:
www.maine.gov/sos/arc/historyday/ or the National History Day website at www.nhd.org/.