2023 HCS State-Level National History Day Winners
April 25, 2023
On Saturday, April 22nd, dozens of HCS students competed in the state-level National History Day competition in Sumter, South Carolina. Twenty-four projects, created by forty-four HCS students, placed in the top three of their category. Projects that won first or second place are eligible to move on to the national competition, which will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park, in June. Winning projects and their creators are listed at the bottom of the page.
The National History Day competition has a theme for participating projects each year. This year, the theme was “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.” The National History Day website explains the theme for participants:
“People, places, and ideas can all be frontiers. This year’s theme invites you to consider questions of time and place, cause and effect, change over time, and impact and significance. Students are encouraged to select topics in history where a frontier has been crossed. Once a frontier is crossed, history changes. In addition to geography, frontiers encompass topics in the history of science, art, technology, medicine, religion, politics, social change, or the military.”
Students must select one of the following categories for their projects: individual or group documentary, individual or group exhibit, individual or group performance, individual or group website, or paper. Students in middle school participate in the Junior age range, while high school students participate in the Senior age range.