New Mexico NHD competitors at the National Air & Space Museum

New Mexico NHD competitors at the National Air & Space Museum

NHD competitors visiting with Senator Tom Udall

NHD competitors visiting with Senator Tom Udall

Visiting Newseum during Pride Fest

Visiting Newseum during Pride Fest

Students visit Congressman Steve Pearce

Students visit Congressman Steve Pearce

2017 New Mexico NHD National Contest Finalists and Prize Winners

Sixty-seven National History Day state finalists proudly represented New Mexico at the national competition that took place at the University of Maryland, June 12 - 15.


New Mexico Representing!

Projects from Moriarty High School, Silver City High School, Los Alamos High School, Albuquerque Christian School, and Academy for Technology and the Classics in Santa Fe went on to compete in the final round of their respective categories.

*Steven West for his Junior Individual Performance Miguel Hidalgo: Taking a Stand for Mexican Independence.

*Caden Manning, Jaron Manning, Rebekah Page, Audrey Pearce, and Xavier Romero for their Senior Group Performance Private Lines: The Rum Runner's "Right to Be Let Alone."

*Tyla Ware for her Senior Individual Exhibit 1963: Children Stand for Equality.

*Gabriela O'Keefe for her Senior Individual Documentary The Weather Underground: Fighting Fire with Fire.

*Sydne Ashford and Miriam Wallstrom for their Senior Group Website Containment Begins: How the Berlin Airlift Took a Stand Against Soviet Communism.

*Max Manzanares and Theodore Gonzales for their Group Wesite Muhammad Ali: "The Greatest" Stand Against the Vietnam War.


Abby Davis from Hope Christian Middle School won the Native American History Prize sponsored by the National Park Service for her Junior Division Individual Performance Good Words Cannot Give Me Back My Children on Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce.


Best of State was awarded to Steven West for his Junior Division Individual Performance Miguel Hidalgo: Taking a Stand for Mexican Independence and Sydne Ashford and Miriam Wallstrom for their Senior Division Group Website Containment Begins: How The Berlin Airlift Took A Stand Against Soviet Communism.


The New Mexico Humanities Council wishes to congratulate all the students on their exceptional projects and accomplishments. We're proud of you!


HIGHLIGHTS

Silver City students Breanna McDonald, Elizabeth Sorrells, Dianne Rothpletz were honored for their long-term participation in NHD at Nationals Park prior to the Braves vs. Cubs baseball game on June 14.


Senator Tom Udall and Congressman Pearce arranged time to meet with New Mexico students to discuss the impact and value of National History Day on youth.


LINKS TO STUDENT PROJECTS

Steven West »

Sydne Ashford & Miriam Wallstrom »

Abby Davis »

Teddy Gonzalez & Max Manzanares »

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