Sun Journal Reports on National History Day Winners from Area Schools

The Sun Journal reported on Androscoggin and Oxford county winners of the statewide National History Day (NHD) competition held at the University of Maine in March. 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. Exhibits, papers, websites, documentaries and performances were judged, with the top winners becoming eligible to compete in the national contest at the University of Maryland, College Park in June. Students from Bruce M. Whittier Middle School in Poland, Buckfield Junior/Senior High School, Hartford Sumner Elementary School in Sumner and T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School in Dixfield were among this year’s winners, the article states.