Hosted by Mount Vernon High School
Registration Deadline: FEBRUARY 14, 2014
All papers and websites must be complete and submitted by this deadline to Michele.Longo@alexandriava.gov
Documentaries must be submitted at the competition on DVDs or CDs and are non-returnable
Registration Fee is $10 per student, due by date of contest. For payment, checks should be made payable to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association and mailed to: Mount Vernon Education Department, PO Box 110, Mount Vernon, VA 22121. All payments should include student's name and school and note it is for History Day. Checks can also be turned in during check-in the day of the contest.
Recommended deadline for school competitions:* FEBRUARY 7, 2014
This will give your students time to make changes before the Regional Registration deadline
Registration typically takes up to 4 days to complete. Please do not wait until last minute!
*Schools with more than two entries for any category should host a mini-competition to choose the top two entries that will register for regionals.
History Day is for students grades 6 through 12. Students complete an individual or group project that relates to the year’s theme in one of five categories: Historical Paper, Website, Documentary, Exhibit, or Performance. For more information about how to get started and rules, visit www.nhd.org/contest.htm.
Registration Coordinator: Michele Longo, Michele.Longo@alexandriava.gov, 703.746.4739
Other important websites:
• Virginia District Five competition: http://www.mountvernon.org/teachers/history-day/district-5-regional-history-day
• Virginia History Day: www.history.org/history/teaching/vahisday.cfm
• Registration Page (opens Jan. 13 and closes Feb. 14): va.nhd.org/ud/templates/register.php
The George Washington Leadership Prize
Presented by George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.
George Washington stood at the center of the world stage from 1753 until his death in 1799. He played a pivotal role in every major event surrounding the founding of our nation. His perseverance and often underrated ability as Commander in Chief ensured American independence from Great Britain. His presence at the Constitutional Convention assured legitimacy and, later, ratification. The precedents he set as the first president continue to guide presidential policies. His examples of civic responsibility and responsible leadership remain relevant examples today.
This $250 prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior category that demonstrates a clear understanding of the ideas and events that defined Washington’s leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president.
We encourage students to research a topic on this essential man in American history. Ideas include involvement in the French and Indian War, service as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, presiding over the Constitutional Convention, the Presidency, and innovations in farming. Ideas include involvement in the French and Indian War, service as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, presiding over the Constitutional Convention, the Presidency, and innovations in farming. To research a topic for consideration of the George Washington Leadership in History Prize here are some sources that will be helpful in your research.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps Award
The National Museum of the Marine Corps in partnership with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation will present an award judged to be the best entry with a history of the Marine Corps subject within the guidelines of this year’s theme of “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” The award will consist of a check for $1000 to the winner.
We encourage students to research a topic that involved the many actions of the United States Marine Corps in American history. The United States Marine Corps was created by Congress on November 10, 1775, almost a year before the Declaration of Independence. Some topics which reflect Rights and Responsibilities in History include Marine actions during World War I at Belleau Woods; World War II at Guadal Canal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, or Okinawa; The Korea War at Chosin Reservoir; The Vietnam War at Khe Sanh; or Fallujah in the War against Terrorism. Other ideas showing individual responsibilities in action by Marines could include any of the 296 Medal of Honor recipients or the many Marine recipients of the second highest military decoration for valor, that of the Navy Cross. For more information on the National Museum of the Marine Corps Award please contact Jim Bish at email@example.com.
Citizenship History Award
Representatives from local chapters of The Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will present SAR Citizenship awards for noteworthy and meritorious projects which cover the Revolutionary War period (1750-1800). Up to three awards will be given in each of the junior and senior categories.
Newseum First Amendment Freedoms Award
The Newseum will award a family 4-pack of tickets to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior division that examines the responsibilities that come with rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. A project can focus on one or several freedoms in the First Amendment. The project may consider the implications of exercising a right without regard to acting responsibly. Projects might explore to what extent are our rights dependent upon responsible exercise. The Newseum is a non-profit museum that educates the public about the value of a free press in a free society and tells the stories of the world's important events in unique and engaging ways.
Senior Individual Website
1st Place - Gabriella Milef, Edward Jenner: The Slayer of the Speckled Monster, West Springfield High School
2nd Place - Adriel Sumathipala, The Great American Experiment: The Immigration Act of 1965, Broad Run High School
3rd Place - Leilani Wolf, Latitude 38 N: The Korean War, the DMZ, and North Korea, Wakefield School
Junior Individual Website
1st Place - Nathaniel Romanowski, A Turning of War Blitzkrieg in the Battle of France, Phillip Michael Pennington School
2nd Place - Kira Pomeranz, The Book that Started the Civil War? Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ideas about Slavery, George Washington Middle School 2
3rd Place - Morgan Abdo, Penicillin: The Miracle Drug, Loudoun Country Day School
Senior Group Website
1st Place - Ben Cohen, Arijeet Sensharma, & Jarman Taylor, Lorenzo De'Medici: Father of the Renaissance, George Mason High
2nd Place - Victoria Brightwell, Diego Castro, Roncs Etame-Ese, The Assassination of JFK: Enhancement of Presidential Security, Mount Vernon High School
3rd Place - Virginia Thrasher & Christine Wittich, The Bombing of Pearl Harbor: A Day That Will Live in Infamy, West Springfield High School
Senior Group Website
1st Place - Mary Klemic & Annette Schlitt, Ford: Model T, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
2nd Place - Sam Case & Ryan Whiteley, A Dire Decision, Phillip Michael Pennington School
3rd Place - Justin Lee & Alec Sudol, The California Gold Rush: Opening Doors for Chinese Immigration, Lorton Station Elementary
Senior Group Documentary
1st Place - Alanna Peterson & Emily Williams, When China Lost the Seas, Lake Braddock High School
2nd Place - Amy Venden Berghe, Briana Bittner, & Brett Bowker, Nikola Tesla, West Springfield High School
3rd Place - Kathleen Brown & Elizabeth Dipert, Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Happiest Place on Earth, West Spingfield High School
Junior Group Documentary
1st Place - Daniel Eisert & Jack Harrington, The Great Depression: The Event That Changed America, Loudoun Country Day School
2nd Place - Caroline Knutson & Maddie Korkowski, The Great Depression: America Turns Left, Loudoun Country Day School
3rd Place - Corey Owen & Zack Wilson, Ben Franklin, Lorton Station Elementary
Senior Individual Documentary
1st Place - Flannery Jamison, The Great Schism, James Madison High School
2nd Place - Dara Webb, The Great Sioux War, Mount Vernon High School
3rd Place - Danny Oeland, Television, Trinity Christian School
Junior Individual Documentary
1st Place - Jude Bedessem, Sputnik to Apollo 11, Lorton Station Elementary
2nd Place - Jackson DuPont, Closer to the Brink: The Submarines of the Sargasso Sea, George Washington Middle School 2
3rd Place - Giomar Burgos-Rosario, Jackie Robinson First African-American Baseball Player, Walt Whitman Middle School
Senior Group Exhibit
1st Place - Lauren Catington & Meghan Holub, The Great Fire of London, 1666, West Springfield High School
2nd Place - Maddie Dale and Evy Edens, The Day of 911, Wakefield School
3rd Place - Webster Bray and John Camarella, How The Barcode Changed The World, West Springfield High School
Junior Group Exhibit
1st Place - Adwoa Ankuma, Grace Johnson, Meghan Murphy & Meredith Johnson, Title 9, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
2nd Place - Grace Bower and Emma Hathaway, "This is No Drill" - The Assault on Pearl Harbor, George Washington Middle School 2
3rd Place - Navya Annapareddy & Vince Khochareun, Struggle Towards Freedom, Philip Michael Pennington School
Senior Individual Exhibit
1st Place - Brianna Ragland, Black Panther Movement, Mount Vernon High School
2nd Place - Ashley Barrow, Arthur Ashe, Mount Vernon High School
3rd Place - Joshua Corvelli, Okinawa, Trinity Christian School
Junior Individual Exhibit
1st Place - Isabella Posey, Baby of the Century, Phillip Michael Pennington School
2nd Place - Charles Nelson, A Strike Back, Phillip Michael Pennington School
3rd Place - Autumn Edson, Silent Spring, Rodney Thompson Middle School
Junior Group Performance
1st Place - Kaitlyn Bruno, Angela Dilao, & Olivia Taliaferro, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School
2nd Place - Grace Steenstra, Mary Sullivan, Abigail Warden, & Aidan White, Berlin Wall, George Washington Middle School 2
3rd Place - Katie Harroun & Lara Mitchell, Helen Keller, Walt Whitman Middle School
Senior Individual Performance
1st Place - Grayce Angle, The Change from the Classical to the Romantic Periods, West Springfield High School
2nd Place - Charlotte Heffelmire, Chamberlain Saved the World from Hitler & Nazi Domination, McLean High
Junior Individual Performance
1st Place - Tyler Parowski, The Final Shot of the Civil War, Phillip Michael Pennington School
2nd Place - Hassan Osman, The Bloody Massacre, Lorton Station Elementary
3rd Place - Anna DuBro, Nuremberg Trials, George Mason High
Senior Historical Paper
1st Place - Margaret Veldman, A Hand of Bones: The Chance Discovery That Revolutionized Medicine, Trinity Christian School
2nd Place - Sarah McCleskey, Challenge of the Age: The Nuclear Weapon, Trinity Christian School
3rd Place - Maggie Snow, The Aids Epidemic of 1981, West Springfield High School
Junior Historical Paper
1st Place - Jimmy Ferguson, Nicolaus Copernicus and the Copernican Revolution: Placing the Sun at the Center of the Universe, George Mason High
2nd Place - Carmen Stuart, Ghandi: The Man Who Modeled Peace and Influenced the World, Gunston Middle School
3rd Place - Navi Chahill, Unlocking the Door to Women's Suffrage, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School