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Norwich Tech Students Win at Connecticut History Day State Contest

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Originally Posted in The Day

Several students from the region won at the Connecticut History Day State Contest and will move on to the National History Day contest at the University of Maryland in June.

More than 400 students competed at the state contest on April 29 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. Students who placed within the top two in their category are eligible to compete in the national contest, with third-place finishers acting as alternates.

The contest's national theme was Taking a Stand in History.

Dante DiMartino-Hart of Mystic Middle School won first place in Junior Papers for "Winston Churchill's Stand Against Nazi Germany"; Madeleine Gould, Margaret Wainwright and Ayden Frechette of Tyl Middle School in Oakdale won first place in Junior Group Documentary for "The Run to Equality: Roberta (Bobbi) Gibb"; Tenzin Dadon and Kendall Turney of Tyl Middle School won third place in Junior Group Documentary for "Eliminating Educational Barriers: Emma Willard"; Sadriana Peek of Saint Bernard School in Uncasville won third place in Senior Individual Exhibit for "Disability Accessibility and Inclusion."

Erin McBride, Chloe Guzman, and Halle Baron of Norwich Technical High School won Outstanding Entry Related to Civics, Government or Citizenship – Senior Prize, sponsored by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network and Connecticut’s Old State House, for "Candy's Stand: The Conception of Mothers Against Drunk Driving."

Kevin Vasquez of Norwich Technical High School won Outstanding Entry in Maritime History – Senior Prize, sponsored by the National Maritime Historical Society, for "The Amistad: Parting the Seas of Slavery."

Azariah Fuller and Hannah McFee of Norwich Technical High School won Outstanding Entry in Early American History (up to 1812), sponsored by Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution, for "The Legacy of Robin Cassacinamon." 

Connecticut History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day. The program is led by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network with support from the state Department of Education, Connecticut Council for the Social Studies, the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Connecticut Explored Magazine and ConnecticutHistory.org.

http://www.theday.com/article/20170502/NWS01/170509877

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