More than 950 students competed in the National History Day—California
Competition earlier this month, where San Diego County students took
home statewide recognition and will move onto the national competition
at the University of Maryland, June 12-16.
For a complete listing of results, visit the California History Day website at http://www.historydaycalifornia.org/.
San Diego Unified School District, Francis Parker Middle and
Day-McKellar Preparatory Schools were big winners this year in the
2-Dimensional Display, Website, Documentary, Performance, and Historical
Highlights of this year’s competition also included a special visit by
State Superintendent of Schools, Tom Torlakson, and a congratulatory
message presented by Senator Barbara Boxer. County Office of Education
officials from throughout the state also attended.
4th and 5th graders from Vista Grande Elementary in San Diego Unified
made a return appearance in the 2-Dimensional Display category and won
their division with their entry titled, Integrating Baseball: Successes,
Failures and Consequences, created by Justin Servi and Bernie Graves.
Hetch Hetchy - Water Source vs. Environmental Damage, created by Erika
Swartz and Sydney Werner, also took home a championship medal and
recognition; and Liam Olive from Hearst Elementary won Honorable Mention
for his entry titled, Failed Diplomacy: The Willy-Nicky Telegrams.
Francis Parker students swept the senior group website division, and had
winning entries in the senior performance, group documentary and
historical paper categories. Day-McKellar Prep students Thomas Day,
Maxwell Major, Nick Young, Alfreda Shelton and Mikela Chatfield were
first–time participants and were named state champions for their group
performance, Preserving Olympic Principles: The 1980 Boycott of the
All students will move onto the National History Day Competition representing California and San Diego County.
For more information on the San Diego County’s History Day and competition, contact Laurie Mosier or visit their website.