LTS Students Compete at National Event

LTS Students Compete at National Event

LTS Students Compete at National Event

Student representatives from Vermont are shown posing with Senator Patrick Leahy on National History Day.

Student representatives from Vermont are shown posing with Senator Patrick Leahy on National History Day.

Three students from Long Trail School in Dorset were awarded first place in their categories at Vermont History Day this spring and went on to compete at the 42nd annual Behring National History Day Contest on June 16 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Kristina Hilliard and Sionann Harrington submitted their group website titled ‘World War II: the Influence of Imagery.’

Greta Schaub produced an individual exhibit titled ‘The Exploration of Amelia Earhart.’

More than 600,000 students from around the world competed on local levels in five categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites. Less than one percent of those entries got the opportunity to compete in the national finals. Competitors represented the top entries from 57 affiliate members, including every state, Washington, DC, American Samoa, Guam, South Korea, South Asia, China and Central America. Nearly 3,000 students presented their work related to the 2016 theme, Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.

“The competitors at this contest are some of the brightest students of their generation,” said
National History Day executive director Cathy Gorn.

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