Thursday, June 26, 2008

Navajo Pine Students Win at National History Day

Congratulations to Shelby, Dakota, Deidra, and Erla!

The outstanding Navajo Pine High School students celebrated their cash award at the state level competition during last month’s National History Day.

The students had advanced to the New Mexico state competition after winning their district competition. All four students are part of Reader To Reader’s Navajo Mentoring Program and their research project used books supplied by Reader To Reader.

About National History Day:

“Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide participate in the NHD contest. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, exhibits, performances and documentaries. These products are entered into competitions in the spring at local, state and national levels where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates in a national competition each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.”

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