History buffs compete while making history fun
Posted on 05/03/2018
Nina Jannatifar competing at VA National History Day CompeitionNina Jannatifar, a junior at Colgan High School, earned first place in the Individual Exhibit category at the Virginia State National History Day competition. She prepared for the competition by working throughout the school year on topics that relate to this year’s History Day theme, “Conflict and Compromise,” and winning second place at the regional competition.

Her project “UN Partition Plan: A Conflict Unresolved” impressed the judges and earned her high scores at the state competition. This win advanced her to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, in June.

Students were guided through the contest by their teachers to submit either a research paper, exhibit, documentary, an original performance, or website that is judged on its historical accuracy, interpretation, presentation, and use of primary research. The year-long program culminates in a series of contests held at the regional, state, and national levels and brings in middle and high school students from around the world to compete.