Excitement is building as over 100 students put finishing touches on their History Day projects in preparation for the Fairfield History Day Contest. The contest will be held on Saturday, March 2 at Fairfield University. Fairfield is one of the six History Day in Connecticut District Contests held in Connecticut throughout March. We're pleased to have Fairfield University hosting this year's contest for the first time in many years.
Elected officials on hand for the awards ceremony will be State Representatives Tony Hwang (R-134th, Fairfield and Trumbull), Kim Fawcett (D-133rd - Fairfield and Westport) and Brenda Kupchick (R-132nd, Fairfield and Southport).
History Day in Connecticut is an affiliate program of the renowned academic program, National History Day (NHD).
The day will culminate in an Awards Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. On hand for the awards ceremony will be State Representatives Tony Hwang (R-134th, Fairfield and Trumbull), Kim Fawcett (D-133rd - Fairfield and Westport) and Brenda Kupchick (R-132nd, Fairfield and Southport).
For months, Connecticut students in grades 6-12 have researched topics using primary and secondary sources related to this year's theme: Turning Points in History. Working individually or in groups, the participants have created projects that can take the form of papers, exhibits, websites, performances, and documentaries. The hardworking students present their work to teams of volunteer judges at the District Contests. Judges carefully assess each project and choose the top three projects to continue on to the State Contest that will be held at Central Connecticut State University on April 27, 2013.
Students participating in the Fairfield District Contest represent a variety of towns, including Fairfield, Greenwich, Bridgeport, Stratford, and Stamford. Friends, relatives, and interested citizens are invited to attend the Contest. A Press Release with the list of winning students from the Fairfield District Contest will be released the Monday following the Contest.
History Day in Connecticut is administered by Connecticut’s Old State House and the Connecticut Historical Society, with major funding from Connecticut Humanities. For more information, contact Rebecca Taber-Conover at 860-522-6766, ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The National History Day website may be viewed at http://www.nhd.org.