Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is December 19, 2014
home newssports feature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » June 21, 2011 » Carbon County News » HJHS students compete in National History Day contest in ...
Published 1,277 days ago

HJHS students compete in National History Day contest in Maryland


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Three students from Helper Junior High School represented the state of Utah in the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland last week.

Giovanna Chiara, Jesse Collins, and Kenyon Crisp, ninth graders at HJH, each have been working on their respective projects since last September. The students have progressed through many stages of competition including a school level fair, a regional fair, and a state fair in which these students qualified to go to nationals.

This year's theme for the National History Day competition was "Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures and Consequences. Chiara chose to construct a website about the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr titled "The Interview at Weehawken." Collins and Crisp also constructed a website, but chose a topic much more local. Their project involved the Winter Quarters mine disaster. It was titled "A Blast from the Past: The Winter Quarters Mine Disaster."

This school year was a milestone year for the junior high having taken 56 students to the regional history fair, then taking 21 students to the state level, culminating with three national qualifiers. History teacher Chris Sweeney couldn't be more proud of his students. "Each student was given the challenge to create a project, then took the challenge and rose to the occasion" Sweeney said. "History Fair allows each child to research, learn about our nation's history, and present the material in a way that will be a valuable tool in preparation for college and beyond."

Each student, along with their parents and their history teacher, made the trek east to take part in the week long celebration/contest. During the week the kids got the chance to visit Washington, D.C. on many occasions and take part in activities offered them by the NHD organization.

Among them was the chance to meet and converse with both of Utah's Senators and all three members of the United States House of Representatives. In particular, the students got the chance to visit with Representative Jim Matheson and talk about his recent visit to Carbon County. Chris Sweeney and his students wish to thank the Castle Valley community and Carbon School Board for their support in this endeavor. "

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints


Top of Page


 
Carbon County News  
June 21, 2011
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories



Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us