History Day winners announced at Cape Hatteras
On Feb. 28, Cape Hatteras Secondary School held its fourth annual school-wide National History Day Competition.
National History Day is a literacy based competition that requires students to think critically about history and create an in-depth research project using both primary and secondary sources. It is designed to increase student research, writing, and analytical skills while allowing a little fun in a creative way.
Project options include a historical paper, exhibit, performance, documentary and website. There are two levels of competition: Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12). In addition to the awards given in each of the categories, we added an award for best local history project and an award for student selection.
This year’s theme was Conflict and Compromise. Students explored different conflicts and ways to resolve those conflicts. Most of our Social Studies classes participated in this year’s competition. The projects were judged by 20 community members.
Competition organizers thank the community for supporting the students.
2018 National History Day Winners
Middle School Awards
Individual Exhibit: Hobson Freye, The Berlin Wall
Group Exhibit: Chloe Flythe, Lily Ratliff, Courtney Mugford, Women Rights to Join Military
Website: Jackson Pullen, Battle of Gettysburg
Documentary: Isabella Heilig, Social Stratification of Ancient Egypt
Student Pick: Daymon Stump and Triston Freeman, D-Day
High School Awards
Individual Exhibit and Local History: Michael Clark, Speaker Ban and Academic Freedom
Group Exhibit: Lauren Wright and Maddie Chandler, Election of 1800
Individual Website: Anna France, Privateers and the Revolutionary War
Group Website: Maya Damitio and Morgan Fairbanks, 1936 Berlin Olympics
High School Paper: Conner Tawes, James R. Conner