All Roads Lead To Louisiana History Day 2017
On March 25, 2017, The National WWII Museum hosted its Greater New Orleans National History Day regional contest: the last of five regional contests to determine which students move on to the Louisiana History Day State Contest to be held on Saturday, April 8 at The National WWII Museum. National History Day is a nationwide student research competition in which students, grades 6 – 12, either as individuals or in groups, conduct research and construct a project on a historical topic of their choice. Projects in this year’s contest focused on the theme of “Taking A Stand In History” with student-selected topics ranging from Muhammad Ali’s protest of the Vietnam War to First Lady Betty Ford’s fight to raise awareness about the dangers of alcoholism and substance abuse.
At this year’s Greater New Orleans regional contest, over 250 middle and high school students with over 100 projects in 18 different categories competed throughout the day for a chance to advance their work to the State Contest, where they will not be competing solely with local students, but also with the winning students advanced from the Lafayette, Monroe, Shreveport and Baton Rouge regional contests as well. The winners from the Louisiana History Day State competition will then travel on to represent the state of Louisiana at the NHD National Contest held each year in June in Washington D.C..
For these students, the regional contest is an important step and the result of many months of researching, writing and perfecting their work.
As the state sponsor for National History Day in Louisiana, The National WWII Museum congratulates all the winners and all the students in Louisiana who participated in our contests!
Next stop: STATE!
This post by Collin Makamson, Student Programs Coordinator @ The National WWII Museum