WILTON, Conn. -- Seven students from Wilton won awards at the State's National History Day competition, which was held recently at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
The students will go on to take part in the national competition, which will be held at the University of Maryland in June.
Here are the award winners from Wilton:
- Senior Division, Group Documentary: Third Place for "Panama Canal" by Partick Moore, Thomas Anastos and Hari Nair from Wilton High School
- Senior Division, Group Exhibit: Second Place for "Rosie the Riveter" by Isabel Saltzman, Hana Previte, Lauren White and Claire Graham from Wilton High School
Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national and world history.
After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums and oral history interviews.
Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic's significance in history and create final projects that demonstrate their work.
These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them.
Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program.