Top performers from National History Day-OC competition now headed to state finals

The results are in from the 2015 National History Day-Orange County competition.

Capping months of research and preparation, student projects were displayed and judged at OCDE’s main campus on March 14, and an awards ceremony followed two days later.

DisplaysA breakdown of all the medalists by division and category has since been been published on OCDE’s National History Day webpage. (Note that high schools compete in the senior division and middle schools compete in the junior division.)

As we mentioned earlier, more than 500,000 students in grades four through 12 take part in National History Day contests at the local, state and national levels. Working as individuals or teams, participants conduct extensive research on a historical topic before submitting projects related to an annual theme.

More than 450 students from 32 schools and 11 districts accepted the challenge of this year’s National History Day-Orange County competition, submitting original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and even documentaries based on the theme “Leadership and Legacy in History.”

Championship entries from Orange County will advance to next month’s state finals, and California’s highest-scoring projects will go on to compete at the National History Day contest, which will be held at the University of Maryland at College Park in June.

For more information on National History Day, click here.