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What is National History Day? -

National History Day makes history come alive for America’s youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historical, cultural, and social experiences of the past. Through hands on experiences and presentations today’s youth are better able to inform the present and shape the future. NHD inspires children through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project based curriculum and instruction.

Whittier Middle School students selected an original topic that fit this year’s National History Day theme: Turning Points. Next, students conducted rigorous research: they developed a claim, identified primary and secondary source materials that supported that claim, catalogued their research in annotated bibliographies. Finally, they wrote multiple drafts of their research findings. Students were then required to create a high quality product to illustrate their research: a website, paper, exhibit, or documentary. They stood up in front of judges at both the school and state levels to defended their thesis statements.

Of 260 students competing at Whittier History Day, 12 projects were chosen to move forward to the state competition. Of those 12 projects five of our students were chosen to move on to the national competition in Washington, D.C.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Future Foods
Summit Spring Holistic Health
Minot Community Club
Square Root Health Food Store
Poland Historical Society
Peace Of Mind Childcare
Poland PTA
Perry Transport, INC
Sheila's Hair Salon
Poland Spring Yoga

These kids represent so much more than themselves and their history projects. They represent the families, school and community that supports and loves them. We proudly ask for your financial support to get our students to National History Day in Washington DC on June 9, 2013. And remember, all donations are tax deductable!

Meet the Students

Bailee Kinney


Sigrid Sibley

Jonathan Koczkodan

Allison Kelly


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