The National History Day 2015 contest wrapped up on June 18, in College Park, MD, after 58 middle and highs school students from around Colorado competed with great success. After exciting adventures (like a moonlight tour of the Capitals' monuments, meetings with Senators Bennet and Gardner, and a trip to Mt. Vernon) the students represented their state with pride.
In addition to the winners below, Mary Hood, from Sargent High School near Alamosa, was chosen to be the Colorado representative at an opening of The WWII National Museum in New Orleans, LA. She and a parent will be going on an all-expenses paid trip in December.
Senior Paper, Second place: Joyce Xu, Boulder, CO, Fairview High School (Teacher Leigh Campbell-Hale)
Man, Myth, and Icon: The Life and Legacy of Che Guevara
Junior Group Doc, Third place: Jaylan Gonzalez, Danielle Vigil, Pueblo, CO, Connect Charter School (Teacher Lee Hawkins) 236 Words: The Leadership and Legacy of Dr. Seuss
Senior Group Performance, Third place: Maia Brockbank, Camryn Daidone, Brynn Gauthier, Audrey Roberts, Denver, CO, Denver School Of The Arts. (Teacher Ed Glassman) The INF Treaty: Reagan and Gorbachev's Fight for a Legacy Free of Nuclear Proliferation
Housed in the History Department, the leadership for CU Denver History Day in Colorado wish to thank all the CLAS community and alumni for the continued support they received this year, and look forward to working with these judges and volunteers again next year!