National History Day

The National History Day project is a hallmark of the seventh grade experience at Monsignor Haddad Middle School. MHMS has a long tradition of success in NHD, with several students advancing in varying categories to district and state competitions, and with eight students in the past seven years advancing to the national contest.

2019 - Theme: Triumph & Tragedy in History

Website Project

The Coconut Grove Fire - Abby C.

2018 - Theme: Conflict & Compromise
* Exhibit Project
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: Igniting Labor Reforms
Kirsten M.

* Website Project
The Northern Ireland Hunger Strikes: Feeding the Flames of Independence
Maggie L.

* Bryan McSheffrey History Day Teacher of the Year, Junior Division (MA)
Ms. Emily Spence

2017 - Theme: Taking a Stand
Exhibit Project
Little Rock Nine - Megan C.

2015 - Theme: Leadership and Legacy
Exhibit Project
A. Philip Randolph - Katie C.

2013 - Theme: Turning Points in History
Dramatic Performance
Industrial Revolution a Turning Point in Women's History - Megan K.

2016 - Theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange
Exhibit Project
Meltdown: The Chernobyl Disaster - Kristina M.

2014 - Theme: Rights & Responsibilities in History
Exhibit Project
U.S. Women in the Military During WWII - Emma F.

Junior Group Exhibit Category
Braille: Opening Doors of Knowledge-
Sophie B. and Caitlin M.
National History Day (NHD) is a project that teaches students critical thinking and historical research skills centered around an annual theme, although specific topics are individually chosen. Over half a million middle and high school students and 30,000 teachers participate annually. The contest begins at the classroom level, then continues on to the district and state levels before finally reaching nationals in June in Washington, DC. Categories of competition are Exhibit, Dramatic Performance, Website, Paper, and Documentary.

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