A group of four high school students need your help with a national competition. One of the students is Madeline Anderson and here is there story from her point of view:
National History Day (NHD) is a nationally acclaimed, academic enrichment program that promotes the study of history in our schools. HHS did not have an NHD club until this year. One of my classmates, Max Freyberger, approached a Social Studies teacher at Highlands and asked him to sponsor this club. Mr. Zach Deaton became our group leader and has helped us achieve our goals.
We had ten students join NHD in the fall. All of us competed at the regional competition with seven advancing to the state competition. Four of us will be moving on to the national competition, which will be held at the University of Maryland June 10-14, 2012.
The theme for this year is “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History”. We each chose a topic that we wanted to research and then present in the form of an exhibit, performance, documentary, paper, or website. Rebecca Thome and I are in the group performance category presenting a piece about the Harlem Renaissance. Allison Camm performs in the individual category. Her piece is titled, “Classy Vaudeville”. Max Freyberger created a documentary about Indian Independence.
We believe that participating in the NHD contest will contribute to our education in a way that nothing else can. Not only is this experience giving us a chance to do something we love, it is also allowing us to tour Washington D.C. and meet other NHD students from all over the country. We are proud to be representing Highlands High School and the state of Kentucky.
The state is paying for our registration fee and HHS is generously covering the cost of our transportation. We are responsible for our lodging and meals, which will be $1340.00 for the four of us. We are asking for your help in sponsoring our group. We will be grateful for any monetary donation that you can make.
If you are able to contribute, we would appreciate your donation by June 8th. However, we do realize this is short notice and will happily accept your donation even after the trip has taken place. Please make the check payable to Ft. Thomas Independent Schools and put “NHD trip” on the memo line. You can send it to the address above, to the attention of Beth.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Zach Deaton at email@example.com. You can also learn more about National History Day at www.nhd.org.