Middle School History Enthusiasts Compete in National History Day

On Saturday, March 9, five middle school students participated in the 2019 National History Day, Orange County (NHD-OC) contest, sponsored by the Orange County Department of Education.
National History Day offers a project-based opportunity for students to dive deep into a topic of interest based upon the selected theme. This year's theme, Triumph & Tragedy in History, was selected for "its broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past."

The following students voluntarily chose to spend over half of the school year researching as true historians and creating some very impressive projects to reflect their work.

Justin A.
Website – "The League of Nations and the United States: Lessons Learned, Lives Lost"
 
*Megan V. – Finalist
Performance – "Reconfiguring Tragedy into Triumph: The U.S. Rehabilitation of the Hiroshima Maidens"

As a finalist, Megan was acknowledged as a co-champion at the NHD-OC Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 13 at the Orange County Department of Education in Costa Mesa. She qualifies for the NHD state competition. At the end of March, Megan will be presenting her performance along with other NHD students at a middle school assembly. Stay tuned for updates!
 
Ashley W. and Isabell Y.
Exhibit – "Triumph and Tragedy of Jamestown: The Dawn of a New World"
 
Isa S.
Exhibit – "Tragedy to Triumph: Runaway Prince to Golden Age of Civilization"

Outstanding job to these students, and to Mr. Swiger, Eighth-Grade Social Studies Teacher, for his guidance!

Click here to learn more about National History Day on the OCDE website.



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The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.