Published DateLACONIA — Twelve students from Holy Trinity Catholic School competed at the statewide National History Day competition held at Plymouth State University on April 6. Of these twelve students, nine were selected to compete at the national competition held in College Park MD in June.
The students who participated in the event created websites, documentaries, exhibits, papers or performances as individuals or in groups based on this year's theme "Turning Points in History". The students were: Dominique Bolduc, Katie DeRoche, Adrianna Dinsmoor, Ronnie Hook, Nicholas Jope, Clara Jude, Josh LeClaire, James Marceau, Caitlin Mallahan, Sarah Morin, Johnny Skehan, and Madison Vickery.
At the national level, Sarah Morin will present her website about Alexander II and the Modernization of Russia. Clara Jude's paper highlighting Alice Paul and The National American Woman Suffrage Association will be judged for content, research sources and connection to the theme. Caitlin Mallahan and Madison Vickery will show their documentary about Patsy Mink and Title IX. Dominique Bolduc, Adrianna Dinsmoor, and James Marceau will perform their own play entitled: Edward Jenner and the Smallpox Vaccine. Ronnie Hook and Joshua LeClaire will share their exhibit about the effect of Pearl Harbor and WWII on the American economy.
Karen Sullivan, the social studies teacher who oversaw these projects, was awarded the prestigious "New Hampshire National History Day Middle School Teacher Award of Excellence." To attend this competition each student will need to raise about $500. Anyone who wishes to help support their efforts can make a donation by calling Holy Trinity School at 524-3156.
Front row: Clara Jude, Madison Vickery, Dominique Bolduc. Back row: Ronnie Hook, Adrianna Dinsmoor, James Marceau, Caitlin Mallahan and Sarah Moran (Courtesy photo)