Highlands’ Students Excel at State in National History Day Competition
(May 1, 2012) Highlands High School freshmen Allison Camm, Rebecca Thome and Madeline Anderson won 1st place championship ribbons in the National History Day state competition held on April 28, 2012, in Frankfort, KY. They, along with 2nd place winner Max Freyberger, have qualified to participate at the national competition which will be held June 10-14, 2012, at the University of Maryland.
The National History Day competition is a year-long project where students research and complete a project that relates to a historical theme. This year’s theme is Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History. Students must select one of five categories, Documentary, Exhibit, Paper, Performance and Web Site, for their project.
Allison Camm won in the Individual Performance category for her project, Classy Vaudeville; Rebecca Thome and Madeline Anderson won in the Group Performance category for their project, Harlem Renaissance; and Max Freyberger won 2nd place in the Individual Documentary category for his project, Indian Independence: A New Kind of Revolution.
In this first year that Highlands’ students have participated in the National History Day Competition, 10 students began at the regional competition, 7 advanced to the state competition and 4 qualified for the national competition.
The Highlands’ National History Day Club is coached by social studies teacher Zach Deaton. Mr. Deaton credits the founding of the club to freshman Max Freyberger, who approached him expressing an interest in the competition.