NOTRE DAME — The Indiana Historical Society has announced that students from Edgewood Middle School and Warsaw Community Schools are among the finalists of the National History Day in Indiana north regional contest at Saint Mary’s College.
The following students from Warsaw Community Schools are finalists:
Group Exhibit – Junior
- Brittany Duncan, Emma Marsh and Valerie Lopez, Edgewood Middle School, “The Journey of Harriet Tubman.”
- Carson Kerlin, Nate Lechlitner and Sam Lechlitner, Edgewood Middle School, “Shays’ Rebellion.”
Group Website – Junior
- Dylan Owens, Jacob Denzer and Ian Denzer, Edgewood Middle School, “The Declaration of Independence.”
Group Performance – Junior
- Ryun Hoffert, Geoffrey Hochstetler, Jason Benyousky and Keller Bailey, Warsaw Community Schools, “Taking a Stand at Pearl Harbor.”
Approximately 220 students from 12 Indiana schools took part in Saturday’s contest. All finalists advanced to the state contest on Saturday, May 6, at Ivy Tech’s campus in downtown Indianapolis.
NHDI is a yearlong program dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana’s schools. Students in grades four through 12 explore a historical subject and then use their research to create documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites. To reach the state contest, students must qualify at one of six regional contests around Indiana—with the north regional contest being the first of 2017.
Volunteer judges are still needed at four other NHDI regional competitions in Indianapolis (March 11), Hanover (March 18), Nashville (April 1) and Evansville (April 8). In addition, judges are needed for the Indianapolis Public Schools contest (March 15), which will be held in downtown Indianapolis at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of IHS and the Indiana Experience.
Those interested in volunteering can sign up online. NHDI contests are sponsored by IHS, with support from the Hoover Family Foundation, the Richard W. and Irene Rooker Family Foundation, the TCU Foundation and the Vigran Family Foundation.