Episcopal 9th grader, Jenny Stauss, won 2nd place at the recent State National History Day contest held at the World War II museum in New Orleans. Her 2nd place finish qualifies her to represent the state at the national contest in June. The theme for the 2016 National History Day Contest is "Exploration, Encounter & Exchange." Students will look at any era in history and any across any geographic region to find examples of individuals, groups or nations who took a risk and made a change in history.
The National Contest consists of around 3,000 of the nation’s brightest young scholars competing for cash awards and scholarships. Students will have their projects judged by professionals from the Smithsonian, National Archives, and major universities. The National Museum of American History holds a National History Day Showcase in which one project from each state is displayed in the halls of the museum.