Liberty Bell Students “Take a Stand” Finishing 3rd and 4th at National History Day State Competition!

National History Day 2017Supported by teachers David Aspholm and Scott Barber, a record-setting 14 Liberty Bell students participated in this year’s National History Day state competition.

At the end of the day, Keeley Brooks project titled, “Exploration to Conservation: Ginny Wood and Celia Hunter’s Journey to Stand Up for the Alaska They Love” was awarded 3rd place in the Junior Division.

Michael Mott, Sam Neitlich, and Wiley Seckinger teamed up on a group project titled, “Greenpeace: Taking a Stand Against Nuclear Testing,” took 4th place in the Senior Division.

Every year National History Day® frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. This year’s theme is Taking a Stand in History. The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.

Please join us as we celebrate the exceptional critical thinking and communication skills displayed by our hard working students and our staff who supported them throughout the process!