Emma Lund, CORE Butte Charter School,  Wins Special Award for the State of California in the 2018 National History Day Competition
Emma Lund, CORE Butte Charter School, Wins Special Award for the State of California in the 2018 National History Day Competition
Contributed by: District Support Services
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Congratulations to Emma Lund and Core Butte Charter for winning a statewide, National History Day Special Award for her entry: The Talk Must Be Walked: The Failed Indian Treaty of 1851 in Butte County, California.

Here is the full press release:

National History Day – California (NHD-CA)

Champions Honored at National History Day – CA State Contest

  -- ROCKLIN, CA – May 6, 2018 -- After months of intensive research and success at district & county-level competitions, champions were recognized at the 2018 National History Day – CA State Contest. Sixty-two students will represent California at the National History Day competition in Maryland, June 10 – 14, 2016.

More than 600,000 students nationwide participate in the year-long National History Day program. In California, more than 40,000 students participate in National History Day each year. This year, 1,466 students  from 270 schools representing 27 counties participated in the California state contest. More than 240 historians, educators, and other professionals interviewed students and evaluated their work at the competition. Students were also awarded special prizes donated by sponsors.

National History Day students engage in project based learning as they choose their own topics of study connected to an annual theme and then engage in public history at competitions. This year’s theme is Conflict & Compromise in History.  National History Day students research historic documents and artifacts, conduct oral histories, search the Internet and libraries for information on their topic, and travel to historic sites.  They present their work in a variety of ways including:  museum-type exhibits, documentaries, websites, original performances, posters, or traditional research papers. 

Three educators were named the NHD-CA Teachers of the Year for their dedication towards helping students grow in their interest and knowledge of history and the promotion of NHD on their campuses. The winners are:

  • Senior Division Teacher of the Year:  Ned Hocking, Riverside County, Martin Luther King High School
  • Junior Division Teacher of the Year:  Autumn Earle-Rodriguez, Riverside County, Vista Heights Middle School
  • Rookie of the Year:  Amber Bailey, Sacramento County, Deterding Elementary School
  • High School:  Christy Story, Santa Clara County, Castilleja School
  • Middle School:  Laurel Kirchhoff, Riverside County, Dr. Augustine Ramirez Intermediate School

Two educators were nominated for the prestigious NHD Harris History Teacher Award, a national award that honors teachers who engage History Day students in historical learning through innovative teaching and active learning strategies. Winners of this award will be announced at the NHD Awards Ceremony on June 14th at the University of Maryland.

A List of student medalists can be found at:  http://www.nhdca.org/

For more Information or  for student contact information for interviews or photos:

Craig Irish, State Coordinator                                          Whitney Olson                                                                         

State Coordinator NHD-CA                                              State Coordinator NHD-CA                 

cirish@scoe.net(916) 803-5682                              whitneyolson62@gmail.com(707) 849-3503


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