DANBURY, Conn. -- Two students from Danbury won an award at the State's National History Day competition, which was held recently at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
The students will go on to take part in the national competition, which will be held at the University of Maryland in June.
Here are the award winners from Danbury:
- Junior Division, Group Exhibit: Second Place for "Riding Our Way to Freedom" by Maame Obeng and Camily Aguiar from Westside Middle School Academy in Danbury
Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national and world history.
After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews.
Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic's significance in history, and create final projects that demonstrate their work.
These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them.
Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program.