Greenwich High School students win at National History Day Contest

Sixty-eight Connecticut students represented the state and the Connecticut History Day (CHD) program during the prestigious 2016 National History Day® Contest held June 12-16 at the University of Maryland. CHD, a statewide history program led by Connecticut’s Old State House, sent the state’s delegation to the annual contest to compete against 2,900 students from across the country.

The Outstanding Connecticut Entry Award from the Senior Division was awarded to Nicole Wood, Juliana Salamone, Katherine Hurst and Flora Dievenich for their group project, “Women Air Force Service Pilots and the Flight for Equality.” They are students at Greenwich High School and also were finalists in the Senior Group Performance Category.

Connecticut History Day is made possible by the leadership of Connecticut’s Old State House and a strong collaboration among many of Connecticut’s history organizations. CHD is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills and a passion for learning and sharing history – with the goal of encouraging students to develop a life-long interest in Connecticut’s rich stories, archives, historic buildings and museum collections. CHD is led by Connecticut’s Old State House, funded by Connecticut Humanities and supported by the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Central Connecticut State University and scores of historical societies and civic groups who provide special prizes at the state level.

To learn more about Connecticut History Day visit the program’s website, www.historydayct.org, or follow CHD on Facebook.

Nicole Wood, Flora Dievenich Braes, Juliana Salamone and Kathrine Hurst

Nicole Wood, Flora Dievenich Braes, Juliana Salamone and Kathrine Hurst

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