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Triton Central students among finalists announced for National History Day in Indiana Central Region Contest

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) proudly announces students have been selected to advance to the National History Day in Indiana (NHDI) State Contest after a successful Central region contest at Carmel High School on Saturday, Mar. 7. The contest included students from Hamilton, Hendricks, Madison, Marion, Shelby and Tippecanoe counties.

Approximately 265 students took part in Saturday’s contest, with finalists advancing to the NHDI State Contest, Saturday, April 25, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, the Indiana State Government Center Convention Center and the Indiana State Library.

NHDI is a yearlong program dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana's schools. Students in grades four through 12 explore a historical subject that fits under the annual theme. This year’s theme is “Breaking Barriers in History.” Students use their research to work individually or in a group to create a documentary, exhibit, paper (individual only), performance or website. To reach the state contest, students must qualify at one of nine regional contests around Indiana — with the Central contest being the fourth of 2020.

Meghan Vibbert, Lillian Gahimer and Jessika McKee of Triton Central High School will compete in the Senior Group Exhibit with their project on the Wright Brothers.

NHDI is presented by the Rooker Family Foundation with support from the Vigran Family Foundation and TCU Foundation. State Contest support is provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.