Weekly Packet Reports on National History Day Winners from Blue Hill Consolidated School

The Weekly Packet reported on a group of eighth graders from Blue Hill Consolidated School who created a documentary on Joan of Arc that won an award at the statewide National History Day (NHD) competition. NHD is an academic program that promotes critical thinking, research and presentation skills through project-based learning for students of all abilities. More than 300 students and teachers from 36 middle and high schools took part in this year’s state contest, which was held at the University of Maine in March. Exhibits, papers, websites, documentaries and performances were judged, with the top winners becoming eligible to compete in the national contest. The four students and their teacher plan to attend the national contest at the University of Maryland, College Park in June, according to the article.