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 South region contest Saturday.
The contest included students from Brown, Monroe, Perry, Shelby and Washington counties. Among the South Region finalists under the category of Senior Individual Exhibit is Aleah Heineman of Triton Central with "The Fox Sisters."
Also, under the category of Senior Paper is "Henrietta Lacks and the Broken Medical Frontiers: Where Should Medical Decisions and Ethics Coincide?" by Laureyn Wendte.
Approximately 70 students took part in Saturday’s contest, with finalists advancing to the 2023 NHDI State Contest on April 22 at Marian University in Indianapolis.
NHDI is a yearlong program dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana's schools. Students in grades 4-12 explore a historical subject that fits under the annual theme.
This year’s theme is “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.” Students use their research to create a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website. To reach the 2023 NHDI State Contest to be held at Marian University on April 22, students must qualify at one of six regional contests.
NHDI is a project-based, inquiry-based program which encourages students to explore their own passions by conducting research, developing research questions, and then exhibit their individual learning styles through the creation of exhibits, documentaries, performances, papers and websites.