Bennington Student Wins at Vermont History Day
Josiah Durfee won first place in the senior division of the history essay contest at Vermont History Day in Burlington on April 6. Durfee originally wrote ‘The Age of the Vikings’ for his AP World History class taught by Rick Caswell at Mount Anthony Union High School. His paper was named one of the three best in the Bennington History Day contest sponsored by the Bennington Historical Society, and was judged in the context of the theme Triumph and Tragedy for the state contest. “Over 400 students from across the state registered for the contest,” according to Don Miller of the Bennington Historical Society. As a winner of the Vermont Contest, Durfee is qualified to participate in National History Day in Washington DC this June, when students from across America will come together to share their research and presentations on Triumph and Tragedy. Their entries will be judged in over 20 separate categories including papers, videos, websites and exhibits.