This past Wednesday, the Bullis Sophomore and Junior classes showcased their final National History Day projects at 6pm in the Blair Arts lobby. Proud history teachers and parents walked around to see a variety of exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances. At the end of the night the results of those moving on to the county level were announced.
Lily Cantral ’15 said, “NHD helped me learn how to really research something and keep myself organized on a schedule, something that will definitely carry over to my other classes.”
“NHD, for me, was rewarding because my hard work had paid off,” Taylor Hoffman ’15 said. “But it was also really informative because I got a chance to share an event in U.S history that not many people knew about.”
“My partner and I both have a number of family members who were in the foster care system and we wanted to see how far back we could trace it, “ Jonathan Holland ’15 said. “We had a great time learning about it and getting the opportunity to teach others the information we learned.”
Shirley Jiang ’15 said, “I did the Chinese Exclusion Act with Ted because we are both Chinese and we wanted to learn more about our history.”
With all the hard work behind them, the winners of the school level will continue to the county level, where they will have to revise and edit their projects even more extensively. Winner or not, National History Day serves the purpose of accumulating basic skills, as well as discovering more about a topic either from interest or personal connection.