The Moriarty-Edgewood National History Day (NHD) team sent fifteen Moriarty High School and three Moriarty Middle School students to the national competition held at the University of Maryland in in College Park, Maryland. Each year over half a million students worldwide participate in NHD as writers, filmmakers, playwrights, web designers, and artists as they create unique, contemporary expressions of history. National History Day is a learning adventure that teaches critical thinking, writing and research skills and boosts performance across all subjects – not just history. Mrs. Page took the team for six exciting days visiting the greater DC area. This year’s theme was Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.
- MMS 6th graders Henry Schuett, Madison Satterfield and Angelica Trillo competed in Junior Group Website with a project on the Lincoln County Wars.
- Jessica Altnow, Anna Flaming, Jacob Garcia, Xavier Romero, and Laura Winn competed with their Senior Division Group Performance with a performance on Edward R Murrow and the McCarthy trials.
- Zack Ortiz competed with his Senior Division Individual Performance about the work of Stewart Udall.
- Ashley Gleason and Tyla Ware competed in Senior Group Exhibit with a project on Sir Ludwig Guttmann.
- Yukie Armenta and Fabiola Melendez competed in Senior Group Website with a project on the Bracero Program. The girls won the National Latin American History Award.
- Salomon Chavez, Dehaven Hudson, Matt Smith and Courtney Wiggins competed in Senior Group Documentary. They made the National Finals (Top 10) and were awarded the Best in State Senior Division.
- Morgan McCall competed in Senior Individual Performance with a project on the U.S.O. Morgan made the National Finals (Top 10) round. She placed 4th over all and won the National WWII History Award.
All of the Senior Division projects finished in the top five in their preliminary groupings!