Posted June 30, 2015
Ohio Students Compete in National History Day Competition
Seventeen Students Recognized at Annual Event
(COLUMBUS)– On June 18th, awards were presented for the 41st annual National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. More than 600,000 students from around the world competed in five categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites. The top entries were invited to the national contest held June 14th through 18th. Nearly 3,000 middle and high school students presented their work related to the theme, Leadership and Legacy in History.
Seventeen students from Ohio were recognized for their achievements at the National History Day competition:
Two junior performances moved on to finals:
- Lillian D. Wald, Cincinnati, OH, Mercy Montessori School– Caitlin Barnes and Maddi O’Connell
- Ruth Lyons: The First Lady of Television, Cincinnati, OH, Mercy Montessori School- Maggie Gartner and Grace Coughlin
One junior documentary moved on to finals:
- The Impact of Children’s Television: The Leadership and Legacy of Joan Ganz Cooney, Woodbury Elementary School, Shaker Heights High School, OH- Madeline Price and Kaisal Shah
One senior documentary moved on to finals:
- The Leadership and Legacy of Carl B. Stokes, Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, OH- Zach Brown, Nat Crowley, Will Raddock and Mathieu Girard
Two outstanding entries:
- The Impact of Children’s Television: The Leadership and Legacy of Joan Ganz Cooney, Woodbury Elementary School, Shaker Heights High School, OH- Madeline Price and Kaisal Shah(junior documentary)
- Poverty to Power: The Leadership and Legacy of Carl B. Stokes, Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, OH- Zach Brown, Nat Crowley, Will Raddock and Mathieu Girard (senior documentary)
- George Washington Leadership in History Award, The House That George Built, St Barnabas Elementary School, Northfield, OH- Ryan Stimson & Matteo Giovanetti and Marc Giovanetti (junior group website)
- United State Marine Corps History Award, Navajo Code Talkers: The Leadership and Legacy of Creating the Unbreakable Code
Pike Delta York Middle School, Delta, OH- Ryan Scherer & Kaden Pirrwitz (junior group documentary)
First Place Group Exhibit:
- “Them Damned Pictures”: The Legendary Cartoons of Thomas Nast, Shaker Heights, OH, Shaker Heights High School– Watson Moore, Sam Katz and Brian Johnson
National History Day
National History Day began in Cleveland, Ohio in 1974. The mission of National History Day is to provide students with opportunities to learn historical content and develop research, thinking and communication skills through the study of history and to provide educators with resources and training to enhance classroom teaching. Before competing in the national contest, students first compete in the annual state competition, Ohio History Day, which is coordinated by the Ohio History Connection. For more information about the program, visit www.ohiohistory.org.
Ohio Historical Society is now Ohio History Connection
On May 24, 2014, the Ohio Historical Society changed its name to the Ohio History Connection. Established in 1885, this nonprofit organization provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology and natural history through more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio, including its flagship museum, the Ohio History Center in Columbus. For more information about programs and events, call 800.686.6124 or go online at www.ohiohistory.org.