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ASHK participated in Junior Division National History Day (NHD) Competition

On Saturday, March 23rd, middle school students from ASHK traveled to Guangdong to participate in the first ever Junior Division National History Day (NHD) Competition in China. Selected based on their results at the National History Day Competition at ASHK, the students shared their knowledge and their projects connected to this year’s theme of Triumph and Tragedy. 

“The National History Day is an academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. By participating in NHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history.” (from the NHD website - https://www.nhd.org/why-nhd-works).

We are excited to report our students’ results from this regional NHD competition. 

Group Exhibits 
First Place - Battle of Britain - Rita (G7), Jada (G7)
Second Place - Nanjing Massacre - Yiliar (G6), Sala (G6)

Group Website 
First Place - The Qin Dynasty - Joyce (G7), Mary (G7), Esther (G7)
Second Place - The Second Seminole War - Ethan (G6), Austin (G6)

Individual Performance 
First Place - The Rise of Nelson Mandela - Himani (G8)

Paper
First Place - The French Revolution - Jolie (G6)

Group Documentary 
Third Place - D-Day - Leo (G6), Andrew (G6), Chillum (G6)
Honorable Mention - Red Guard - Jenny (G6), Cherry (G6)

Students receiving an award of first or second place are eligible to compete at the next level which is the national contest held at the University of Maryland near Washington, DC from June 9-13, 2019.

Over 500,000 students participated in NHD and only 3,000 made it to the national finals. It is an amazing accomplishment and privilege for our students to have an opportunity to represent ASHK by competing at this national level!

Congratulations also goes to our hard-working teachers, Tristane Nicholas (G6 Social Studies) and Michael Mallary (G7 and G8 Social Studies) for supporting, guiding, and mentoring the students throughout this process!