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the NHD in NM State Contest 2024 winners, with text: "Going to NHD Nationals!"
Winners of the NHD State Contest held in Albuquerque in April, 2024

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY NATIONAL CONTEST

WHO: Students and educators from around the world
WHAT: National History Day National Contest
WHERE: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
WHEN: June 9-13, 2024
CONTACT: New Mexico History Day State Coordinator, Stephanie Wilson, HistoryDay@NMHumanities.org.

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The National History Day (NHD) National Contest “is the culmination of the annual competition cycle and a celebration of student scholarship. After spending months on project research and preparation, and successfully competing at local and affiliate contests, student scholars are invited to share their work at the National Contest.” (NHD.org) Fifty-eight middle and high school students, from across New Mexico, will be joining nearly 3,000 students at the University of Maryland, College Park from June 9-13, 2024 for the NHD National Competition. Students will come from all over the country, and the world, with affiliates attending from countries such as China and Korea (NHD International). The excitement on campus that week will be palpable.

The contest will begin with a welcome ceremony to greet all the students and celebrate their accomplishments. Students will then compete over several days, with the contest ending with a parade of affiliates and awards ceremony. When students are not competing, they can explore our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and immerse themselves in history. There are so many things to do in D.C., from museums to historical sites, students can start learning about new topics for next year’s theme while enjoying their time with family and peers. For some students, it is their first time leaving New Mexico, and/or their first time visiting our nation’s capital. This experience will be one they will never forget, and will help them better understand “who we are, who we were and who we aspire to be.”

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

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY NATIONAL CONTEST

The National History Day (NHD) National Contest “is the culmination of the annual competition cycle and a celebration of student scholarship. After spending months on project research and preparation, and successfully competing at local and affiliate contests, student scholars are invited to…

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

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY STATE CONTEST 2024 RECAP

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…

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National History Day judge Kwesi Boafo

SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL HISTORY DAY JUDGE

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…

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NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

Helping student historians and their teachers study the past to inform the present and shape the future.

ABOUT NATIONAL HISTORY DAY® (NHD):

NHD is a non-profit organization based in College Park, Maryland, that seeks to improve the teaching and learning of history. The National History Day Contest was established in 1974 and currently engages more than half a million students every year in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Students present their research as a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. Projects compete first at the local and affiliate levels, where the top entries are invited to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD is sponsored in part by, HISTORY®, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, Southwest Airlines, the Crown Family Foundation, The Better Angels Society, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, and the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. For more information, visit NHD.org.

ABOUT NATIONAL HISTORY DAY® IN NEW MEXICO:

History Day in New Mexico is open to elementary, middle, and high school students statewide. The program is organized and sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council. NMHC offers online and in-person professional development for teachers as well as student events.