CFA Students Shine at National History Day Regional Competition

CFA students have been working as groups or individuals to research online and in libraries, conduct interviews, collaborate and create  original projects including documentaries, websites, and research papers.The National History Day Contest emphasizes 21st century skills such as use of technology, creativity and collaboration. The annual theme this year was Conflict and Compromise.
This was a highly competitive contest with several projects in each category from schools in the area. At the contest today, students had to answer questions about their project from very qualified judges.
Led by Social Studies teacher Mark Campbell, the Upper School submitted five excellent projects this year. Below is a list of projects that finished in the top 3 in each category and qualified for the State National History Day Contest on Saturday April 28 at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh.
Group Website:
1st Place: The New York City Draft Riots – Chiara Kellogg, Caroline Broderick and Grace Ljung
2nd Place: Native Americans: Reservation or Assimilation; Native American Policy Conflict – Walker Moore, Libby Moore, Macy Magan, Harris Dozier
Group Documentary:
1st Place: The Lecompton Constitution Controversy – Brooks Meine, Will Lewis, William Dahl, J.R. Johnston
Individual Research Paper:
2nd Place: Cold War Conflict: Alger Hiss vs the HUAC Committee – Anne Boniface

Middle School Winners

Led by Social Studies teacher Nathan Gergel, nine of CFA’s middle schoolers competed in the Regional Contest on March 21, 2018. In this competition, students in grades 6-12 move beyond the classroom to bring history to life. Based on in-depth research, student projects take the form of historical paper, documentary, performance, exhibit, or web page. All team members placed 1st or 2nd, and are headed to the state competition in Raleigh on April 28!