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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY STATE CONTEST 2024 RECAP

the NHD in NM State Contest 2024 winners, with text: "Going to NHD Nationals!"

The 2024 National History Day (NHD) in New Mexico State competition concluded with overwhelming success last month, with 24 schools and 217 middle and high school students participating from across the state. This year’s theme, “Turning Points in History,” inspired a wide array of topics from…

ECOLINGUISTICS AND HOW LANGUAGE CAN SAVE THE WORLD

Little boy feeding two white ducks by hand

By Monika Dziamka
“It’s hard to talk about gender, equality, and equity without also talking about issues surrounding sustainability and the environment—which in turn relate to issues of power, colonialism, and capitalism.”

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY STATE CONTEST APRIL 13TH

National History Day student dressed in a top hat standing by the registration sign.

A total of 216 students with 120 projects will compete in New Mexico National History Day at the University of New Mexico, marking our biggest state competition in years. Students, ranging from grades 6 through 12 and coming from a wide variety of schools across New Mexico—from Lordsburg to…

SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL HISTORY DAY JUDGE

National History Day judge Kwesi Boafo

History Day judges play an important role in the success of our History Day program, serving not only as evaluators of student projects but also as mentors and educators who inspire the next generation of young historians. They are fundamental to the program, offering their time and knowledge to…

REGISTRATION: NM NHD REGIONAL CONTESTS: IT’S CONTEST TIME

The 2024 Regional National History Day contests are upon us, with the guiding theme of ‘Turning Points in History.’ This theme invites exploration into questions of time, place, cause and effect and the impact of pivotal moments that have shaped our world. Whether you’re a teacher, student, judge…

FOR THE BECKS, NHD IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

At the 2023 New Mexico State National History Day contest, four brothers from Silver City took home first place medals: Anson Beck in senior group website, Isaac Beck in Senior Group Documentary, Joshua Beck in Senior Individual Documentary, and Jonathan Beck in Junior Group Website. Isaac and Jo…

STAFF UPDATE: INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST MEMBER

Please join us in welcoming Stephanie Wilson as our new full-time NHD (National History Day) Contest Coordinator. Stephanie brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously taught NHD at Hope Christian School, Rio Rancho Middle School, and Tony Hillerman Middle School. She holds a mas…

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY JUDGE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

With a population that is 48 percent Hispano and more than 10 percent Indigenous, fewer than 10 percent of the judges for New Mexico’s National History Day program are people of color. We are working to change this. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and partnerships…