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ANTILLES STUDENTS ADVANCE TO NATIONAL HISTORY DAY COMPETITION

AHS Students are on their way to compete in the National History Day Competition

Yanina Borges
Fort Buchanan | May 31, 2019

Students engage in historical research and skill development.
Students engage in historical research and skill development. | Photo: Yanina Borges

 Antilles High School Advances to National History Day Contest

Two projects from Antilles High School will participate in the National History Day (NHD) event that will take place from June, 9-13, 2019 at the University of Maryland. These projects will represent the DODEA Mid Atlantic District, Puerto Rico.

National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual theme and complete their own in-depth research on the topic. This year, the annual theme is Tragedy and Triumph. Students present their conclusions by creating museum-style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites, and dramatic performances.

The school event is the first step in a competition cycle that can take students from the school level to regional, state, and national competitions. At each level of competition students share their work with their peers, historians, educators, and professionals in related fields as they complete for special awards and the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition. Antilles High School hosted the regional competition last spring. From this competition, two projects from Antilles High School won in their respective categories, and will represent DODEA Mid Atlantic District, Puerto Rico at the national competition.

From Antilles High School the projects are:

Group Performance: Luis Alicea, Elaine Peterson, Alondra Sostre, Camila Flecha, and Ivan Gomez “Slavery in P.R: Breaking the Chains”

Group Documentary: Carla Marin, Claudia Caballero, Arian Rivera, and Kristofer Figueroa.

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Thanks to all the judges who evaluated the projects at the regional competition last spring, and Yanira Borges for involving their students in the NHD program, and the school administration for supporting this program.  

Participation in the program continues to grow with more than 500,000 students participating annually across the nation.

Two projects from Antilles High School won in their respective categories, and will represent DODEA Mid Atlantic District, Puerto Rico at the national competition.
Two projects from Antilles High School won in their respective categories, and will represent DODEA Mid Atlantic District, Puerto Rico at the national competition. | Photo: Yanina Borges

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