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Stratford High Student Honored In State's National History Day Competition

Some of the students who were honored at the State's National History Day competition, which was held recently at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
Some of the students who were honored at the State's National History Day competition, which was held recently at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. Photo Credit: Connecticut History Day website

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Ndidi Anekwe of Stratford High School was honored at the State's National History Day competition, which was held recently at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

The national competition will be held at the University of Maryland in June.

Ndidi was honored with the award for the Outstanding Entry in Maritime History. The awards was given by The National Maritime Historical Society in the Senior Division for Senior Individual Exhibit. Ndidi's project was titled "The Titanic"

Connecticut History Day is a program for students in grades 6-12 that encourages exploration of local, state, national and world history.

After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums and oral history interviews.

Students analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topic's significance in history, and create final projects that demonstrate their work.

These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them.

Connecticut History Day is one of 57 affiliate programs of the highly regarded National History Day program.

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