Special Prizes

2011 African-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Brooke Noah & Susannah Olm
Montgomery, AL, Cornerstone Classical Christian Academy
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Lee Gonet & Mona Robinson
Entry:

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: March to Montgomery

2011 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Katherine McDonagh
Boise, ID, Lowell Scott Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Jason Meyers
Entry:

Broader than Butte: Irish Immigrants and the Butte, MT. Miners Strike

2011 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Marten Lai & Lawrence Alcairo
Hagatna, GU, Father Duenas Memorial High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Anthony Blas
Entry:

Guam Military Buildup

2011 Civil War History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Civil War Trust
Civil War History Prize

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War battlefields and supporting preservation and education programs. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which focuses on the history of the American Civil War.

Katie Dionne
Gainseville, GA, Da Vinci Academy At South Hall
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Kelly Schollaert
Entry:

King Cotton Diplomacy: Confederate Foreign Relations Hanging by a Thread

2011 Constitutional Rights In History Prize
Constitutional Rights In History
Yonatan Segev, Warren Dsouze & James Gilbert
Skokie II, IL, Niles North High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Sarah Stucky
Entry:

Turmoil in the City Streets: The Democratic National Convention of 1968

2011 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Madeline Lockhart & Grace Kim
Los Alamos, NM, Los Alamos Middle
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Caroline Haagenstad
Entry:

The Pueblo Revolt; Debating Spain’s First Colonization of New Mexico-A Story of Oppression and Redemption

2011 History of Congress Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC)
History of Congress Award

This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which has as its primary focus the history of Congress. The ACSC supports a wide range of programs designed to inform and educate students, scholars, policy-makers, and members of the general public on the history of Congress, legislative process, and current issues facing Congress.

Claire Keller
Washington, DC , Hardy Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Johann Lee
Entry:

A Dream Deferred: The Failure of the Federal Elections Bill of 1890

2011 Immigration History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Abigail Schnoor & Lixinbei Jing
Guilderland Center, NY, Guilderland HS
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Deborah Escobar
Entry:

When Debate and Diplomacy Fail: The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

2011 Irish or Irish-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Lizzy Manguso & Kayla Cata
Pueblo, CO , Connect Charter School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Judy Mikulas & Tammy Wiley
Entry:

The Molly McGuire: The Rigged Debate

Jessica Hamacher & Jamie Kay
Dunedin, FL, Dunedin Highland Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Teresa Bergstrom
Entry:

Starvation in Ireland: An International Diplomatic Crisis

2011 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Russell Aspinwall & Garrett Fragala
South Haven, MI, Baseline Middle School – South Haven
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Julie Sheppard & Terri Wakild
Entry:

“Play Ball” Jackie Robinson: Breaking the Color Barrier

2011 Legacy Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Creativity Foundation
Legacy Award Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service. Students are nominated by their teachers and must compete at the national contest to be considered. The award winner is decided on by a council of NHD state coordinators.

Annie Salinas
Spring, TX, Salinas Homeschool
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Lisa Salinas
Entry:

Solidarity: From a Polish Shipyard to the Kremlin, the Diplomacy that Shaped Eastern Europe

2011 Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize

This award goes to the best senior entry that focuses on an international topic and provides research from sources outside of the United States.

Robyn Young
Clovis, CA, Buchanan High
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Suzanne Streeter
Entry:

Debating the Armenian Question: Diplomatic Successes, Failures and Consequences

2011 Outstanding Entry on Colonial America or Revolutionary History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Outstanding Entry on Colonial America or Revolutionary History Prize

Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a Foundation dedicated to teaching, preservation, study, and presentation of the colonial American and Revolutionary period, the prize recognizes demonstrated excellence in the study of colonial American or Revolutionary period history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in either division, in any category that documents and analyzes a colonial American or Revolutionary period subject (s).

Adam Grace
Coventry, CT, Captain Nathan Hale Middle School
Category:
Junior Paper
Teacher(s):
Susan Mike & Al Scoppino
Entry:

Origins of Freedom: The Debate Over the Constitution Revolutionized the Concept of Freedom for America in the World

Marguerite Suozzo-Gole
Northampton, MA, Northampton High School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Mark Baldwin
Entry:

A Sacred Engagement: Wampum Diplomacy’s Role in Early Anglo-Iroquois Relations

2011 Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize

This award goes to the best SENIOR entry that uses at least one historic site as a major focus for entry research and presentation.

Erendira Jimenez-Gonzalez
Garden City, KS,, Garden City Sr. High
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Kelly Daniels
Entry:

Death of an Empire, Birth of a Republic: The Modernization of Turkey

2011 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Derek Lap
Huntington Station, NY, Stimson Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Brian Thomas
Entry:

The Freedom Rides: A Revolution for Social Justice

Elizabeth Chase
Falmouth, VA, Stafford High School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Nicholas Jacobs & Willard Sipple, Jr.
Entry:

The Baptists, the Deists, and John Waller’s Revolution for Religious Liberty

2011 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Misty Geary, Shannon Carter & Madison Arndell
Leitchfield, KY, Grayson County High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Brent Weedman
Entry:

America’s Stronghold for Democracy in the Vietnam War

2011 Women’s History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Brooke Friday
Providence, RI, Lasalle Academy
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Kristine Chapman
Entry:

Eleanor Roosevelt Visits Local High School to Discuss Human Rights

2011 World War II History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Walker Dorsey
Norfolk, VA, St. Patrick Catholic School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Suzanne Walters
Entry:

Bombs Away! The Debate That Brought About the Atomic Age

Sarah Bridge
Wilmington, DE, Padua Academy
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Robert Potter
Entry:

Women’s Army Corps

2012 African-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Patrick Bond
Charlottesville, VA, Monticello High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Madeline Michel
Entry:

Death or Liberty: Prosser’s Gabriel’s Reaction to the American Revolution

2012 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Noah Schmidt & Newton Rose
Ludlow, VT, Black River High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Sue Pollender
Entry:

Down “Town Farm Road:” Porverty Relief in Vermont

2012 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Mia Keyser, Challis Debenham & Hallie Whitmore
Anchorage, AK, Jh Romig Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Mona Grib
Entry:

The Trials of Truth: The Amistad Revolution

2012 Civil War History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Civil War Trust
Civil War History Prize

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War battlefields and supporting preservation and education programs. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which focuses on the history of the American Civil War.

Aje Walton & Abigail McMahon
Windsor, CT, Praise, Power & Prayer Christian School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Sally McMahon
Entry:

Reacting to the Injustice of the Fugitive Slave Act

2012 George C. Marshall 20th Century History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George C. Marshall Foundation
George C. Marshall 20th Century History Prize

This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in either division whose research and presentation relate to aspects of the life and times of George C. Marshall, including World War I, the Civilian Conservation Corps, World War II, the early period of the Cold War, the Marshall Plan, women and minorities in the military, the American Red Cross, and other issues of military and diplomatic history, and the social consequences thereof, in the first half of the 20th century. The George C. Marshall Foundation was created to preserve the legacy of Gen. Marshall and to promote the ideals and values of disciplined selfless service, hard work, integrity, devotion to duty and compassion, which characterized his life.

Pranav Ravikumar
Singapore, IS-SA, Singapore American School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Matthew Elms
Entry:

The Berlin Airlift: Revolutionary Humanitarian Aid Delivered

2012 George Washington Leadership in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Jamie Smith & Neha Kadambi
Lexington, KY, Winburn Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Theresa Buczek & Michelle Cason
Entry:

The Fight Without a War: India’s Revolutionary Road to Independence

Spencer Day, Katie Farrell, Emma Buckley & Charles Hellige
Midvale, UT, Midvale Middle
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Courtney Hansen
Entry:

The Orange Alternative: An Illegal Meeting of the Dwarves

2012 History in the Federal Government Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for History in the Federal Government
History in the Federal Government Prize

Sponsored by the Society for History in the Federal Government, a national professional organization open to all that are interested in federal history programs and the history of all branches of the U.S. government. The prize is awarded to the best entry in any category, in either division, which illuminates the history of the American federal government.

Alexander Herbets
Potomac, MD, Bulls School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Sara Romeyn
Entry:

The Interstate Highway System and the Capital Beltway: A Motorized Revolution

2012 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Chloe Evans
Lemars, IA, Lemars Middle School
Category:
Junior Paper
Teacher(s):
Jeanne Rust
Entry:

The Farmers’ Holiday Movement: A Reaction and Revolution in Farm History

2012 History of Congress Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC)
History of Congress Award

This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which has as its primary focus the history of Congress. The ACSC supports a wide range of programs designed to inform and educate students, scholars, policy-makers, and members of the general public on the history of Congress, legislative process, and current issues facing Congress.

Alexandria Szalkiewicz
Leland, NC, North Brunswick High School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Leigh Robertson
Entry:

Jonestown: World Reaction

2012 Immigration History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Daniel Tanchez, Elliott Riches & Katherine Harrington
Plantation, FL, American Heritage School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Leslie Porges
Entry:

Operation Pedro Pan: The Story

2012 Irish or Irish-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Savannah Olshove
Staunton, VA, Ace Homeschool Cooperative
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Susan Freesen
Entry:

Michael Collins: The Man Who Reformed Ireland and Won the War

Issac Sanderson, Jake Sanderson & Donetta Sessions
Canton, OK, Canton High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Penny Heath
Entry:

Revolution in Ireland: The Easter Rising of 1916

2012 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Andrew Beck, Jacob Hurwitz & Eli Cartier
Kalamazoo, MI, Kazoo School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Anne Lape
Entry:

The Baseball Diamond: The Only Jewel Wrapped in Chains

2012 Legacy Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Creativity Foundation
Legacy Award Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service. Students are nominated by their teachers and must compete at the national contest to be considered. The award winner is decided on by a council of NHD state coordinators.

Brittany Wilharm
Wilharm, Springfield, TN, Homeschool
Teacher(s):
Sharon Wilharm
Entry:

The Revolutionary Decision Which Sparked a Skeptical Reaction and the Landmark Surgery Which Made Ephraim McDowell The Father of Ovariotomy

2012 Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize

This award goes to the best senior entry that focuses on an international topic and provides research from sources outside of the United States.

Valerie Nigg
Merrimack, NH, Merrimack High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Peter Petrigno
Entry:

The Korean War Through the Eyes of the No Chong-Cha

2012 Outstanding Entry on Colonial America or Revolutionary History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Outstanding Entry on Colonial America or Revolutionary History Prize

Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a Foundation dedicated to teaching, preservation, study, and presentation of the colonial American and Revolutionary period, the prize recognizes demonstrated excellence in the study of colonial American or Revolutionary period history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in either division, in any category that documents and analyzes a colonial American or Revolutionary period subject (s).

Caroline Yaeger
Jenks, OK, Jenks Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Glenda Nelson
Entry:

Shay’s Rebellion: Revolution to Constitution

Daniel Corminy
McDonough, GA, Sola Fide Home School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Ann Dorminy
Entry:

Baron Von Steuben: Catalyst for Victory

2012 Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize

This award goes to the best SENIOR entry that uses at least one historic site as a major focus for entry research and presentation.

Erendira Jimenez-Gonzalez
Garden City, KS, Garden City Sr. High
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Kelly Daniels
Entry:

Death of an Empire, Birth of a Republic: The Modernization of Turkey

2012 Star Spangled 200 Prize
Haley Brown
Liberty, MO, Liberty High School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Kelsie Blakley
Entry:

The Flood Control Act of 1944: Revolutionizing the Missouri River

2012 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Derek Lap
Huntington Station, NY, Stimson Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Brian Thomas
Entry:

The Freedom Rides: A Revolution for Social Justice

Elizabeth Chase
Falmouth, VA, Stafford High School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Nicholas Jacobs & Willard Sipple, Jr.
Entry:

The Baptists, the Deists, and John Waller’s Revolution for Religious Liberty

2012 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Brady Vandervorst
Herreid, SD, Herreid High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Lance Vadervorst
Entry:

The Huey Helicopter in Vietnam: Lifeline for the Soldier

2012 Women’s History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Chenoa Yorgason
Honolulu, HI, Kahuku High & Intermediate School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Lorey Ishihara
Entry:

The Pill: Revolutionizing Rights, Reforming Roles

2012 World War II History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Nathan Rose
Hockessin, DE, Towle Institute
Category:
Junior Paper
Teacher(s):
Robert Ellenberger
Entry:

Revolution: Penicillin

Kenzi Inman, Matthew Gibson & Savannah Rush
Springfield, MO, Central High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Ken Elkins
Entry:

Thomas Bayes: Probability for Success

2013 African-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Will Basco
Mt Pleasant, SC, Moultrie Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Jamie Thomas
Entry:

Emmett Till: The Catalyst of the American Civil Rights Movement

2013 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Elena Hildebrandt
Des Moines, Central Academy
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Canada Snyder & Amy Finnegan
Entry:

Pearl McGill-Changing How America Works

2013 Asian-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Tuan Tran & Julie Nguyen
Cape Coral, FL, Diplomat Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Melissa Dahlberg
Entry:

End of the Vietnam War: A Turning Point for Vietnamese Immigrants and Its Impact on America

Rose Kennedy & Sarah Kinder
Lawrence, KS, Lawrence High
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Jack Hood
Entry:

San Francisco Earthquake: Chinese Exclusion Falls Through the Cracks

2013 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Maria Sutton
Wilmington, DE, Padua Academy
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Daniel Mahler & Robert Gabrick
Entry:

The USS Maine

2013 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspaper Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Richard Hernasy
Mills River, NC, St. Dominic Savio Home School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Caroline Hernasy
Entry:

Unexpected Verdict: The Trial of John Peter Zenger

Joanna Slusarewicz
Lexington, KY, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Theresa Buczek & Michelle Cason
Entry:

It’s a Jungle Out There: Upton Sinclair Turns the Tables on the Chicago Meatpackers and the Food Industry

2013 Civil War History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Civil War Trust
Civil War History Prize

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War battlefields and supporting preservation and education programs. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which focuses on the history of the American Civil War.

Elisa De Togni
Conway, AR, Conway High School West
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
William Richardson
Entry:

The Key in Lincoln’s Pocket: Unlocking the Door to Union Victory During the Civil War

2013 Discovery or Exploration in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

Danielle Johnson
Las Vegas, NV, Faiss Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Sarah Losofsky
Entry:

The Erie Canal: “A Little Short of Madness”

2013 George Washington Leadership in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Timothy Cohn
Southbury, CT, Pomperaug High School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Sharon Wlodarczyk
Entry:

Washington and the French: A Turning Point in the American Revolution

2013 History in the Federal Government Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for History in the Federal Government
History in the Federal Government Prize

Sponsored by the Society for History in the Federal Government, a national professional organization open to all that are interested in federal history programs and the history of all branches of the U.S. government. The prize is awarded to the best entry in any category, in either division, which illuminates the history of the American federal government.

Eric Baumeister, Riley Frackleton, Justin Guo, Alex Hankin & Michael Ruccolo
South Hamilton, MA, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Kevin O’Reilly
Entry:

The 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act: The Turning Point That Reshaped America

2013 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Amanda Reichenberger & Taylor Carlson
Haven, KS, Haven High
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Vicki Galloway
Entry:

The Dust Bowl: A Disaster That Changed Agriculture

2013 History of Congress Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC)
History of Congress Award

This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which has as its primary focus the history of Congress. The ACSC supports a wide range of programs designed to inform and educate students, scholars, policy-makers, and members of the general public on the history of Congress, legislative process, and current issues facing Congress.

Smrithi Mahadevan, Maanasa Nathan, Kavya Ramamoorthy & Priya Ramamoorthy
Austin, TX , Westwood High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Timothy Bray
Entry:

Voting Rights Act of 1965: One Vote, One Voice

2013 Immigration History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Caroline Osborn, Zoe Allison & Selene Spatz
Conway, AR, Conway High School West
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
William Richardson
Entry:

Uprooted and Downtrodden: The Pluck of the Irish

2013 Irish or Irish-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Cole Smith
Pittsboro, IN, History Explorers
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Jodi Smith
Entry:

The Arrival of Christianity: The Turning Point in Irish History, Blessing or Curse?

Corey Gibbs, Mary Jenkins, Nick Jackson & Ethan Calhoun
Phenix City, AL, Central High School
Teacher(s):
Barbara Romey
Entry:

The Impact of Irish Immigration on United States History

2013 Latino-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Aryasp Nejat
Chandler, AZ, New Vistas Center For Education
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Stacey Trepanier
Entry:

The Voices of La Causa

Angela Guzman, Marcos Gonzalez, Natalia Aponte, Charlyne Cuyar & Ivonne Miranda
Fort Buchanan, DODDS-PR, Antilles High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Yanira Borges
Entry:

Conquest and Colonization of the Taino

2013 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Grace Olson
La Crosse, WI, Lincoln Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Kim Novak & Carol OMara
Entry:

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

2013 Legacy Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Creativity Foundation
Legacy Award Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service. Students are nominated by their teachers and must compete at the national contest to be considered. The award winner is decided on by a council of NHD state coordinators.

Daniel Kim
Santa Ana, CA, Orange County High School Of The Arts
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Insun Kim
Entry:

The Korean Stalemate: Shift in American War Ideals

2013 Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize

This award goes to the best senior entry that focuses on an international topic and provides research from sources outside of the United States.

Areej Malley
Memphis, TN, Pleasant View School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Calvin Shaw
Entry:

The 1982 PLO Expulsion from Lebanon: The Most Significant Turning Point in the History of the Palestinian Movement

2013 Outstanding Entry on Colonial America or Revolutionary History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Outstanding Entry on Colonial America or Revolutionary History Prize

Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a Foundation dedicated to teaching, preservation, study, and presentation of the colonial American and Revolutionary period, the prize recognizes demonstrated excellence in the study of colonial American or Revolutionary period history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in either division, in any category that documents and analyzes a colonial American or Revolutionary period subject (s).

Aaron Dustin & Adam Dustin
Bowdoin, ME, Homeschool-Bowdoin
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Stephanie Dustin
Entry:

Benjamin Franklin: God’s Wrath, The Kite Experiment, and The Lightning Rod

Brianna Brown
Oklahoma City, OK, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Sharon Jorski & Christopher Shrock
Entry:

A Holy Revolution: The Banning of Theatre in Philadelphia 1754-1779

2013 Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize

This award goes to the best SENIOR entry that uses at least one historic site as a major focus for entry research and presentation.

Emma Halley
Glenelg, MD, Glenelg High School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Patrick Scible
Entry:

Votes For Women, Parades, Picketing and Prison: A Turning Point in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

2013 Star Spangled 200 Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
Star Spangled 200 Prize

The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and its affiliate non-profit, Star-Spangled 200, Inc., are commemorating Maryland's unique contributions to the defense and heritage of the nation, including the pivotal battle that led to an American victory and the birth of "The Star-Spangled Banner." This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division that incorporates one or more of the Commission’s four themes: courage, unity in diversity, inspiration or preparedness.

Brian Mitchell
Potomac, MD, Bullis School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Rachel Newman
Entry:

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute: A Model of Desegregation Before Brown

2013 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Hannah Foster, Stephanie Massart, Avalon Tarbet-Mendoza & Nathan Runkle
Vancouver, WA, Pleasant Valley Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Irene Soohoo
Entry:

Silencing Celilo Falls: Symbol of a Century of Loss, Turning Point in Native American Activism on the Columbia River

Alicia Page, Kolene Winn & Allison New
Moriarty, NM, Moriarty High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Amy Page
Entry:

Section 504: Establishing the Rights of Disabled Americans

2013 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Jhangkyu Lee, Gyeongeun Yi, Yeona Choi & Ji Min Yoon
KO, Cheongshim International Academy
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Eric Pollock
Entry:

Incheon: The Frontier That Changed Both Worlds

2013 Women’s History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Natalia Ginsburg
Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Laboratory High School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Cynthia Jurisson
Entry:

The Hidden History of Jane: Chicago’s Forgotten Underground Abortion Service and Roe v. Wade

2013 World War II History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Veronica Lyle
Topeka, KS, Mater Dei Catholic School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Ann Jones
Entry:

The Turning Point in Deception – Top Secret Tactics for D-Day

Keya Patel, Lily Joiner & Katelyn Mitchell
Clarksville, TN, Northeast High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Whitney Joyner & Polly Kopp
Entry:

From Frills and Frocks to Zoot Suits and Parachutes: The WASPs of WW II

2014 African-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Sara Smith
Sioux Falls, SD, Edison Middle School
Category:
Junior Paper
Teacher(s):
Carmen Graber
Entry:

Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Created African-American History

2014 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Emma Roach-Barrette
Frenchburg, KY, Menifee County High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Rebecca Roach
Entry:

Out of the Kitchen and Onto the Picket Line: The responsibility of women to protect miners’ rights during the 1973 Harlan coal strike

2014 Asian-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Brian Holt
Owings, MD, Northern Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Devin Page
Entry:

Japanese Internment-Democracy or Discrimination?

Sara Gostomski, Sara Duane, Alexandra Burke & Caroline Charles
Plainsboro, NJ, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Chris Bond Jr
Entry:

Hypocrisy or Democracy: Japanese Internment during World War II

2014 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Jethro Abatayo & Jeffery Logan Gibert
Vancouver, WA, Pleasant Valley Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Irene Soohoo
Entry:

Vietnam Prisoners of War: Taking Responsibility When Deprived of All Rights

Mark Cochran, Colby Gould, Emily Pierce, Katherine Journeay & Hannah McDonell
Exeter, NH, Exeter High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Molly Stevenson
Entry:

The Golden 13: Civic Responsibility Before Self

2014 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspaper Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Anika Rede & Maryum Ali
Cleveland, OH, Birchwood School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Connie Miller
Entry:

Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Generating a Rising Tide of Responsibility to End the Institution of Slavery

Anna Biddle
Carlisle, PA, Carlisle High School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Kevin Wagner & Delia Gongloff
Entry:

Dr. Harvey W. Wiley and the Crusade for Safe Food

2014 Civil War History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Civil War Trust
Civil War History Prize

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War battlefields and supporting preservation and education programs. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which focuses on the history of the American Civil War.

Camryn Anders & Emily Messmer
Buffalo, SD, Harding County
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Gene von Bickerdyke
Entry:

RIght to Volunteer, Responsiblity to Care Mother Bickerdyke, CIvil War Nurse

2014 Discovery or Exploration in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

Virginia Qian, Deepthi Mohanraj & Andreea Ifrim
Redmond, WA, Redmond Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Liz Dunsire
Entry:

An Empire for 250 Years: The Hudson’s Bay Company

Juliana Hillis & Kaylie Oconnell
Stoneham, MA, Stoneham High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Paula Sampson
Entry:

“From an Egg, Everything:” America’s First IVF Baby

2014 George Washington Leadership in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Andrew Yoon & David Sohn
Lorton, VA, Lorton Station Elementary
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Laurie Hartt
Entry:

George Washington’s Proclamation of Neutrality of 1793

Benjamin Paquin
Exeter, NH, Exeter High School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Molly Stevenson
Entry:

George Washington: The Newburgh Conspiracy and Defining Rights and Responsibilities

2014 History in the Federal Government Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for History in the Federal Government
History in the Federal Government Prize

Sponsored by the Society for History in the Federal Government, a national professional organization open to all that are interested in federal history programs and the history of all branches of the U.S. government. The prize is awarded to the best entry in any category, in either division, which illuminates the history of the American federal government.

Maximilian Chang
Saratoga, CA, Saratoga High School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Kevin Heyman & Kim Anzalone
Entry:

Miranda v. Arizona: Rebalancing Rights and Responsibilities

2014 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Karee Wicks
Rutland, SD, Rutland School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Lauren Olson
Entry:

Responsibilities of Farmers during World War II

2014 Immigration History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Katie Chung, Lauren Wojciechowski & Kellie Zhou
Grand Rapids, MI, Northern Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Mary Beth McMahon
Entry:

Ellis Island: The Right to a Right Start
Forest Hills

2014 Irish or Irish-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Delia Bartucca
Norwood, MA, Philip Coakley Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Terence Martin
Entry:

Easter Rising: Rebellion to Republic

Zoe Zemmels
New Orleans, LA, Ben Franklin High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Esther Perez-Zemmels
Entry:

Bloody Sunday: Equal Rights vs. The Responsibility to maintain order

2014 Latino-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Erin Lowe
Kansas City, MO, Pembroke Hill School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Dan Oconnell
Entry:

Where Are Our Rights?: The Repatriation of Mexican American Citizens During the Great Depression

Nicholas Cockrell, David Skorut & Harry Han
Midvale, UT, Hillcrest High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Rebecca Cowden & Sheradee Bradfield
Entry:

iHuelga! Delano’s Cry for Equality

2014 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Harrison Obrien
South Hamilton, MA, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Kristen Borges & Vincent Bucci
Entry:

The Curt Flood Case: Free Agency for Athletes

2014 Legacy Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Creativity Foundation
Legacy Award Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service. Students are nominated by their teachers and must compete at the national contest to be considered. The award winner is decided on by a council of NHD state coordinators.

Emma Thompson
Knoxville, TN, Berean Christian School Independent Study Program
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Sharron Thompson
Entry:

Rough in the Bunch: Appalachia’s Rayon Girls Fight for the Right to Strike

2014 Magna Carta Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Bar Association (ABA)
Magna Carta Prize

The Magna Carta Prize is sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), a voluntary organization of nearly 400,000 lawyers that, among other goals, seeks to advance the Rule of Law in the world. The ABA Magna Carta Prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in each of the junior and senior divisions that incorporates the Magna Carta as an important building block in the advancement of the rule of law and of individual rights in the United States against the arbitrary exercise of governmental power.

Nathaniel Holladay & Simhao Low
Norman, OK, Irving Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Margaret Wadleigh & Amanda Kordeliski
Entry:

Magna Carta

Matthew Broussard
Baytown, TX, Impact Early College High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Steve Koester
Entry:

Writs, Rights, and Responsibilities: Franklin On the Origins of the Fourth.

2014 Native American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Park Service
Native American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Native American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Lance Letellier
New Berlin, WI, Reagan School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Peter Michaud
Entry:

The Ojibwe Spearfishing Controversy

Virginia Harness
Variable, ID, Homeschool
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Johanna Harness
Entry:

Amy Trice’s Responsibility for a Nation: Human Rights and The Kootenai War of 1974

2014 Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize

This award goes to the best senior entry that focuses on an international topic and provides research from sources outside of the United States.

Chemyn Cortez, Vannalee Cayabyab, Kenneshae Murray, Emily Reynolds & Derek Zhang
Clovis, CA, Buchanan High
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Karen Sims
Entry:

Separation of the Masses: The Rights and Responsibilities in Apartheid-Era South Africa

2014 Outstanding Entry on Colonial America or Revolutionary History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Outstanding Entry on Colonial America or Revolutionary History Prize

Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a Foundation dedicated to teaching, preservation, study, and presentation of the colonial American and Revolutionary period, the prize recognizes demonstrated excellence in the study of colonial American or Revolutionary period history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in either division, in any category that documents and analyzes a colonial American or Revolutionary period subject (s).

Nishaad Khedkar, Hyder Alikhan, Shaunak Nadkarni & Nate Gordon
Cherry Hill, NJ, Rosa International Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Christy Marrella-Davis & Steven Davis
Entry:

Insight, Revolution and The Birth of a Nation: The Quill of Paine

2014 Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize

This award goes to the best SENIOR entry that uses at least one historic site as a major focus for entry research and presentation.

Samuel Porcello
West Hartford, CT, Conard High School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Jennifer Hunt
Entry:

A Tale of Two Floods: How Johnstown Elevated Individual Rights and America’s Flood Responsibility

2014 Star Spangled 200 Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
Star Spangled 200 Prize

The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and its affiliate non-profit, Star-Spangled 200, Inc., are commemorating Maryland's unique contributions to the defense and heritage of the nation, including the pivotal battle that led to an American victory and the birth of "The Star-Spangled Banner." This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division that incorporates one or more of the Commission’s four themes: courage, unity in diversity, inspiration or preparedness.

Hannah Tsay
Chandler, AZ, New Vistas Center For Education
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Stacey Trepanier
Entry:

Dave Brubeck: Jazz for Human Rights

2014 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Kristen Rigsby
Chicago, IL, Taft Academic Center
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Ryan Glowacz
Entry:

Robert McCormick: Defining the Rights and Responsibilities of a Free Press

Zayda Betz, Melody Chiang & Erin McCoy
Conway, AR, Conway Junior High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Jake Stroman & Charles Williams
Entry:

Rights and Responsibilities: Jack Kevorkian and the Right to Die Movement

2014 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Joshua Abreu
Manassas, VA, Phillip Michael Pennington School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Marsha Weiss & Ann Khochareun
Entry:

Montford Point Marines: Marching Towards Equality

2014 Women’s History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Ailis Daly
West Nyack, NY, Felix V. Festa Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Paul Clemente
Entry:

Thalidomide: From Tragedy Comes Testing Transformation

2014 World War II History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Levi Nutter
Manhattan, KS, Woodrow Wilson Elementary
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Terry Healy
Entry:

Japanese Internment Camps

Kaitlyn McIntosh, Charis McIntosh, Lynzey Black & Isaac Sanderson
Canton, OK, Canton High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Penny Heath
Entry:

Silence Was Our Salvation

2015 African-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Dionna Herrington, Matteisha Young & Waynet Wallace
Philadelphia, PA, Constitution High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Francine Gold
Entry:

Ida B. Wells: The Voice of A Race

2015 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Megan Murphy
Merrimakc, NH, Merrimack High School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Lindsey Bates & Peter Petrigno
Entry:

The Leadership and Legacy of Mother Jones and her Fight for Workers’ Rights

2015 Asian-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Elyse Clough
Nevada, IA, Nevada Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Randy Davis
Entry:

Harry and Bertha Holt: Pioneers in International Adoption

Yow Shiuan Hwang
Shanghai, CH, Concordia International School Shanghai
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Mark Johnson
Entry:

Winning Words: Soong May Ling’s Linguistic Leadership and Lasting Legacy

2015 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Shaeffer Quinn, Olivia Lennon, Riley Sprowl, Nick Moon & Andrew Bow
Boerne, TX, Boerne Middle School North
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Bryan Degner
Entry:

James and Sybil Stockdale: A Heroic Duo

Mickey Sloat
Davenport, IA, Davenport Central High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Gail Heninger
Entry:

Leadership on the Cyber Sea: The Legacy of Admiral Grace Hopper

2015 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspaper Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Jessica Connelly, Caroline Turochy & Sydney Smith
Auburn, AL, Auburn History Club
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Cora Connelly
Entry:

Fred Gray: The Man Who Destroyed Everything Segregated He Could Find

Linzy Woods & Justice Tautfest
Canton, OK, Canton High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Penny Heath
Entry:

Oklahoma’s Good Angel

2015 Civil Rights Prize
Prize Sponsor:
March on Washington Film Festival
Civil Rights Prize

This prize is sponsored by the March on Washington Film Festival, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the events, heroes and heroines – both iconic and unsung – of the Civil Rights Era; to inspiring a renewed passion for activism; and changing the way Civil Rights is taught in our nation’s schools. The Festival believes deeply in the power of ordinary people to impact change and alter the trajectory of their lives through small acts of extraordinary courage, acts that often go unrecorded in the annals of history. The Festival also believes in the transforming power of the creative arts to touch minds and hearts, to tell new stories, and to spark systemic changes in society. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates an appreciation of the people and events of the Civil Rights era in a revealing and/or original way.

Caroline Todd & Erin Todd
Conway, SC, Conway Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Amy Porter
Entry:

Septima Poinsette Clark: Equality Beyond the Blackboard

Morgan Ware & Tyla Ware
Moriarty, NM, Moriarty High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Amy Page
Entry:

Jesse Owens: Leadership Has No Color and Legacy Has No Bounds

2015 Civil War History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Civil War Trust
Civil War History Prize

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War battlefields and supporting preservation and education programs. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which focuses on the history of the American Civil War.

Elizabeth Imhoff
Hockessin, DE, Towle Institute
Category:
Junior Paper
Teacher(s):
Sara Chick
Entry:

The Impact of Harriet Beecher Stowe on Attitudes About Slavery

2015 Corps of Discovery Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Corps of Discovery Prize

Sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in both the Junior and Senior divisions, that best utilizes original sources [journals, letters, newspapers, maps, government records and/or oral histories, etc.] to focus on the Corps of Discovery. Topics could include the Corps of Discovery, an individual expedition member, government official, or tribal leader, natural history, international politics and exploration, cartography, the sciences, leadership, diplomacy, or the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail or a related historic site. For more information about the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, visit: www.lewisandclark.org.

Autumn Ritsko
Tellico Plains, TN, Rural Vale Elementary
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Rachel Roberts
Entry:

Sakakawea: Her Life and Journey into History

Maren Burgess
Alpine, UT, Timberline Middle
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Laura Lefler
Entry:

The Legacy of the Corps: Lewis and Clark’s Great Journey West

2015 Discovery or Exploration in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

Rishad Bhatt
Princeton Junction, NJ, Grover Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Debra Cohen
Entry:

Prince Henry the Navigator: A Pioneer’s Legacy of Cartography and Exploration

Mead Andrew Krowka
Hendersonville, NC, Hendersonville High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Yvonne Krowka
Entry:

By Endurance We Conquer: The Leadership and Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton

2015 George Washington Leadership in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Ryan Stimson, Matteo Giovanetti & Marc Giovanetti
Northfield, OH, St. Barnabas Elementary School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Judith Darus
Entry:

The House That George Built

Matthew Broussard
Baytown, TX, Impact Early College High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Steve Koester
Entry:

Resisting The Reins Of Power: Washington At Hist Finest In The Temple Of Virtue

2015 History in the Federal Government Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for History in the Federal Government
History in the Federal Government Prize

Sponsored by the Society for History in the Federal Government, a national professional organization open to all that are interested in federal history programs and the history of all branches of the U.S. government. The prize is awarded to the best entry in any category, in either division, which illuminates the history of the American federal government.

Kim Le
Woonsocket, RI, Mount St. Charles Academy
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Carol Smith
Entry:

Alexander Hamilton: Financial Founder

2015 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Paul Harness
Nampa, ID, Homeschool
Category:
Junior Paper
Teacher(s):
Johanna Harness
Entry:

Conservation Takes Flight: Morley Nelson’s Leadership and Legacy with Birds of Prey

2015 Immigration History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Arnav Lal
Greenville, SC, Sterling School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Martha Bohnenberger
Entry:

Max Heller: Going Beyond The American Dream

2015 Irish or Irish-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Jack McMahon
South Hamilton, MA, Miles River Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Tyler Walker
Entry:

The Life and Legacy of Michael Collins: A Man Against an Empire

Alyssa Sutton & Courtney Thompson
Canton, OK, Canton High School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Penny Heath
Entry:

Mother of Mercy

2015 Latino-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Monserrat Sandoval-Malherbe
Brownsville, TX, Stillman Middle
Category:
Junior Paper
Teacher(s):
Eduardo Martinez
Entry:

The UFW Movement and Beyond: The Leadership and Legacy of Cesar E. Chavez

Astrid Guevara
Baytown, TX, Ross S. Sterling
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Stephanie Cottle & Arlene Hastingshill
Entry:

Dolores Huerta: The Legacy of a Feminist in the Hispanic Labor Movement

2015 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Ji-Ho Lee
Columbia, MO, Rock Bridge High School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Jake Giessman
Entry:

Restoring Public Faith in the National Pastime: Baseball’s First Commissioner

2015 Legacy Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Creativity Foundation
Legacy Award Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service. Students are nominated by their teachers and must compete at the national contest to be considered. The award winner is decided on by a council of NHD state coordinators.

Caroline Murphy
Chapel Hill, NC, Chapel Hill High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Holly Loranger
Entry:

Father of Our National Park: The Leadership and Legacy of John Muir

2015 Magna Carta Prize Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Bar Association (ABA)
Magna Carta Prize

The Magna Carta Prize is sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), a voluntary organization of nearly 400,000 lawyers that, among other goals, seeks to advance the Rule of Law in the world. The ABA Magna Carta Prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in each of the junior and senior divisions that incorporates the Magna Carta as an important building block in the advancement of the rule of law and of individual rights in the United States against the arbitrary exercise of governmental power.

Hannah Arduini
Bradenton, FL, Carlos E. Haile Middle School
Category:
Junior Paper
Teacher(s):
Thomas Redman
Entry:

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Legacy of Her Leadership in Human Rights

Claire Davis
St. Paul, MN, Highland Park Sr. High School
Category:
Senior Paper
Teacher(s):
Marissa Bonk
Entry:

The Common Sense of Common Sense: The Impact of Thomas Paine’s Revolutionary Pamphlet on the Formation of the American Government

2015 Native American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Park Service
Native American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Native American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Clare Howard, Camille Griffith & Leo McNicholas
Anchorage, AK, Jh Romig Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Adam Johnson
Entry:

Elizabeth Peratovich’s Leadership to Change Native Rights and Her Lasting Legacy in Alaska

Kimberly Pestovich, Kaylen Pocaterra & Daniel Wang
Los Alamos, NM, Los Alamos High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
A David Draski
Entry:

Richard Henry Pratt & Native American Assimilation: Kill the Indian and Save the Man, or Kill the Man As Well?

2015 Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry on an International Theme Prize

This award goes to the best senior entry that focuses on an international topic and provides research from sources outside of the United States.

Anmol Bajpai & Christian Culbert
Kirkland, WA, International Community School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Mark Elliott
Entry:

The Opium War: A Game of Leadership

2015 Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize
Prize Sponsor:
HISTORY
Outstanding Entry Tied to a Historic Site Prize

This award goes to the best SENIOR entry that uses at least one historic site as a major focus for entry research and presentation.

Molly Maahs
Schofield, WI, Senior High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Travis Greil
Entry:

From Leadership to A Global Agribusiness Legacy: An Unexpected Historial Impact
D.C. Everest

2015 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Emily Rooney
Vergennes, VT, Vergennes Union Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Cookie Steponaitis
Entry:

The Legacy of the Unstoppable Bradwell

Madison Moats
Lenoir City, TN, Lenoir City High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Rachel Frazier
Entry:

Anne Dallas Dudley

2015 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Ryan Scherer & Kaden Pirrwitz
Delta, OH, Pike Delta York Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Jane Foor
Entry:

Navajo Code Talkers: The Leadership and Legacy of Creating the Unbreakable Code

2015 White House History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
White House Historical Association
White House History Prize

Sponsored by the White House Historical Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion, this prize is awarded to an outstanding project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes White House history through such subjects as individual presidents, first ladies, residence staff, White House art and architecture, or important events that took place in the White House.

Julia Owens
Bothell, WA, Northshore Junior High
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Bill Boniface & Donna Mathies
Entry:

Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Leadership and Legacy in Changing the Role of First Lady

Ethan Pipkin & Drew Fortner
Risco, MO, Risco R-2 Schools
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Kelly Patterson & Amber King
Entry:

Redefining The Role: A First Lady’s Legacy

2015 Women’s History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Madison Albert
Cumberland Center, ME, Greely Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Kathi Kearney
Entry:

Race, Education, Equality, & Resistance: The Leadership and Legacy of Prudence Crandall and the School for “Little Misses of Color”

2015 World War II History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Natasha Hallerbach & Alyssa Poudrier
Reno, NV, Brookfield School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Sabrina Gentner
Entry:

American Women in WWII

Essie Workman
Honolulu, HI, Kahuku High & Intermediate School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Lisa Lessing
Entry:

Captain America: A Man Before His Time

2016 African-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Alex Spiride & Mark Mathenge & Joshua Mathew & Kimberly Nguyen & Jude Franklin
Plano, TX, Plano East Senior High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Kathy Witcher & Richard Walker
Entry:

I Too, am America

2016 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Hannah Poginy & Annika Socia
Barton, VT, St. Paul’s Catholic School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Susan Guilmette
Entry:

The Newsboy Strike of 1899

2016 Asian-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Atalie Thatch
Lander, WY, Lander Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Gayla Hammer
Entry:

The Fall of Saigon: Beauty for Ashes

Solomon Bloomfield & Philip Ding & Jaden Hoechstetter & Arianna Konstantopoulos
Boulder, CO, Fairview High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Leigh Campbell-Hale & Scott Peoples
Entry:

The Fall of Saigon: Beauty for Ashes

2016 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Cassandra Taylor
Mobile, AL, Phillips Preparatory School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Cheryl Burch
Entry:

Exploring the CSS Alabama: Encounters of the Confederate Raider and the Fiery Exchange with the Kearsarge

Allie Tubbs
Johnston, IA, Johnston Middle School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Kathy Paul
Entry:

Grace Hopper Dared to Explore Computer Coding, Encounter the Glass Ceiling, and Exchange Intellectual Concepts

2016 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspaper Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Olivia Deyoung
Highland, IN, Highland Christian School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Richard Vanderwoude
Entry:

Nikola Tesla: Exploring Electricit

Claire Galvin
Galvin, WV, Home School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Laura Galvin
Entry:

The Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange of Elisha Kent Kane

2016 Civil Rights Prize
Prize Sponsor:
March on Washington Film Festival
Civil Rights Prize

This prize is sponsored by the March on Washington Film Festival, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the events, heroes and heroines – both iconic and unsung – of the Civil Rights Era; to inspiring a renewed passion for activism; and changing the way Civil Rights is taught in our nation’s schools. The Festival believes deeply in the power of ordinary people to impact change and alter the trajectory of their lives through small acts of extraordinary courage, acts that often go unrecorded in the annals of history. The Festival also believes in the transforming power of the creative arts to touch minds and hearts, to tell new stories, and to spark systemic changes in society. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates an appreciation of the people and events of the Civil Rights era in a revealing and/or original way.

Jane Nilson
Cleveland, OH, Birchwood School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Connie Miller
Entry:

Cleveland’s Hough Riots: The Violent Encounter that Ushered in New Hope for African-American Leadership and Municipal Reform

Raelynn Parham, Logan Wood & Will Lalman
Morrison, OK, Morrison High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Patty Sanders
Entry:

Brushstrokes and Bloodshed: Emory Douglas and the Rise of the Black Panthers

2016 Civil War History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Civil War Trust
Civil War History Prize

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War battlefields and supporting preservation and education programs. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which focuses on the history of the American Civil War.

Madelyn Moy & Audrey Pettigrew
Chicago, IL, Payton College Prep High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Aaron Weiss
Entry:

Eighty Acres of Hell: Camp Douglas and Its Impact on Warfare

2016 Corps of Discovery Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Corps of Discovery Prize

Sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in both the Junior and Senior divisions, that best utilizes original sources [journals, letters, newspapers, maps, government records and/or oral histories, etc.] to focus on the Corps of Discovery. Topics could include the Corps of Discovery, an individual expedition member, government official, or tribal leader, natural history, international politics and exploration, cartography, the sciences, leadership, diplomacy, or the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail or a related historic site. For more information about the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, visit: www.lewisandclark.org.

Caleb O’Mara & Jonas O’Mara
Keene, NH, Keene
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Sean O’Mara
Entry:

“To extend the bounds of science, and promote the acquisition of knowledge”

Kevin Boyd & Adriana Carter
Charleston, SC, Academic Magnet High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Meredith Petty
Entry:

Lewis and Clark: The Exploration of the Louisana Territory

2016 Discovery or Exploration in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

River Gayton
Jackson, WY, Jackson Hole Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Gregory Poduska
Entry:

Anne Mansfield Sullivan and Her Remarkable Journey to Dramatically Change our World’s Perception of Disabled Individuals

Patrick Ruan, Emily Zhang & Qiuhong (Anna) Wei
Shanghai, CH, Concordia International School Shanghai
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Michael Kennedy, Cindy Farley & Randy Farley
Entry:

The Mogao Grottoes: A Thousand Years of Buddhism

2016 Equality in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Equality in History Prize

Sponsored by Celie and Tabitha Niehaus, this prize is awarded in both the junior and senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that illuminates the history of human equality, especially with respect to the role that individuals and/or organizations have played in the efforts for isolated groups (e.g., LGBT, women, and girls) to have the same status in certain respects, often including civil, voting, and property rights, freedom of speech, marriage and gender equality, and equal access to social goods and services.

Megan Mwaura
Harrisburg, PA, St. Margaret Mary School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
James Collins & Mary Jo Pronio
Entry:

Women’s Suffrage Movement: Carrie Chapman Catt Explores Women’s Rights

Vanessa Sun, Rachel Kim & Alan Chen
New Hyde Park, NY, Herricks High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Melissa Jacobs & Samantha Gerantabee
Entry:

The Freedmen’s Bureau: “Standing on the River of Jordan”, Exchanging Chains for Freedom’s Opportunity

2016 George Washington Leadership in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Libby Pleva
Madison, WI, Eagle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Janice Lacock
Entry:

“Outwitting Them All”: How George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring Helped Win the Revolutionary War

Matthew Broussard & Kyleigh Fanning
Baytown, TX, Impact Early College High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Steve Koester & Michael Fanning
Entry:

From Confederation to Nation

2016 Global Peace Prize
Prize Sponsor:
U.S. Institute of Peace
Global Peace Prize

This prize is sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace, the independent organization created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. Created in 1984, USIP engages directly in conflict zones and provides analysis, education and resources to those working for peace around the world. This prize will be awarded in both the Junior and Senior Divisions to an outstanding entry that demonstrates America’s commitment to peace, including the role that individuals, organizations and/or the U.S. government have played in advancing the cause of global peace. Students are encouraged to think broadly about the concepts of peace and peacebuilding. They can encompass many forms and themes such as pursuing diplomatic solutions to international conflicts; bringing divided communities together; providing access to education, economic development, justice and the rule of law; addressing gender or other inequalities; or other initiatives intended to prevent or resolve violent conflict around the world. For more information visit www.buildingpeace.org.

Summer Royal
Honolulu, HI, Stevenson Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Rose Yonamine
Entry:

The Shock of the Century: How the Sputnik Won the First Space Race, Rising from the Ashes of Peenemunde, on the Wings of Soviet Propaganda

Maggie Olshove, Shalyn McFarling & Rachel Knight
Staunton, VA, Augusta Co-Op
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Lisa Olshove
Entry:

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Promise of Human Rights

2016 History in the Federal Government Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for History in the Federal Government
History in the Federal Government Prize

Sponsored by the Society for History in the Federal Government, a national professional organization open to all that are interested in federal history programs and the history of all branches of the U.S. government. The prize is awarded to the best entry in any category, in either division, which illuminates the history of the American federal government.

Juliana Rodrigues, Max Bueno, Samantha Gilbert, Emily Strickland & Joe Zarif
Middlebury, CT, Memorial Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Sharon Wlodarczyk & Karl Buckley
Entry:

Alexander Hamilton Explores a Financial System for the New Nation of America

2016 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Gabrielle Uy
Manila, IS-SA, The British School Manila
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Kate Petty & James Cox
Entry:

The Columbian Exchange: The Beginning or The End?

2016 Immigration History Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Zara Aamer, Nithya Reddy, Athena Nomula & Anjali Shah
Montville, NJ, Montville Township High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Peter Porter & Stefanie Sanfilippo
Entry:

Antonio Meucci and the Telettrofono

2016 Irish or Irish-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Aubrey Bando & Elaina Madison
Nebraska City, NE, Lourdes Central Catholic
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Roxann Penfield & Cathy Thomas
Entry:

The British Government: Exploring Ways to End the Irish Famine

Mary Brao
South Hamilton, MA, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Vincent Bucci
Entry:

Mary Mallon: Science Bends to the Anti-Irish Prejudice

2016 Latino-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Daniela Castillo
Traverse City, MI, Traverse City West Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Brett Graham
Entry:

Rosario Castellanos: A Journey to Equality Through Self-Expression – An Essay on Exploration, Encounter and Exchange

Yukie Armenta & Fabiola Melendez
Moriarty, NM, Moriarty High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Amy Page
Entry:

Bracero Exchange: Encountering Labor Shortages and Exploring International Diplomacy

2016 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Thomas McKenna
Lovettsville, VA, McKenna Homeschool
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Elizabeth McKenna
Entry:

The Path to the Sugar Mill or the Path to Millions: The MLB Baseball Academy’s Effect on the Dominican Republic

2016 Legacy Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Creativity Foundation
Legacy Award Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service. Students are nominated by their teachers and must compete at the national contest to be considered. The award winner is decided on by a council of NHD state coordinators.

Matthew Broussard
Baytown, TX, Impact Early College High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Steve Koester & Michael Fanning
Entry:

From Confederation to Nation

2016 Native American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Park Service
Native American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Native American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Tyler Kaus
Chadron, NE, Chadron Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Cathy Kaus
Entry:

Thomas Savage: An Exchange at Jamestown

Hilary Griggs
Lawrence, KS, Bishop Seabury Academy
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Sonja Czarnecki
Entry:

The Chouteau Brothers: Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in the Eighteenth Century Missouri River Valley

2016 The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Prize

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in the Senior division, that best utilizes the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, whether primary or secondary sources, obtained via an NLM database/service such as MEDLINE Plus, PubMed, PubMed Central, NLM’s DIgital Collections, Images from the History of Medicine or by visiting the library.

Taseen Alam, Angela Zhao, Michael Abelar, Tiffany Paul & Varun Sudabathula
Freehold, NJ, Homeschool
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Najma Alam
Entry:

Henrietta Lacks: Ordinary Woman and Extraordinary Cells

2016 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Juliana Rodrigues, Max Bueno, Samantha Gilbert, Emily Strickland & Joe Zarif
Middlebury, CT, Memorial Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Sharon Wlodarczyk & Karl Buckley
Entry:

Alexander Hamilton Explores a Financial System for the New Nation of America

Brian Holt
Huntingtown, MD, Huntingtown High School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Jonathan Moreland
Entry:

The Iran-Contra Affair: Patriotism or Politics?

2016 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Ethan Rokke
Monument, CO, Palmer Ridge High School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Mark Ewig
Entry:

The Barbary War: America’s Birth as a Global Power

2016 White House History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
White House Historical Association
White House History Prize

Sponsored by the White House Historical Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion, this prize is awarded to an outstanding project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes White House history through such subjects as individual presidents, first ladies, residence staff, White House art and architecture, or important events that took place in the White House.

Astrid Umanzor, Brenda Bettero, Eve Lescovitz, Marisol Palencia & Kathy Umanzor
Revere, MA, Susan B. Anthony Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Tina Petty
Entry:

Exploring the Role of First Ladies Through United States History

Maddy Suna, Eunice Min & Katie Campanelli
Shaker Heights, OH, Shaker Heights High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Sarah Davis
Entry:

Eleanor Roosevelt’s My Day

2016 Women’s History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Madison Albert
Cumberland Center, ME, Greely Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Kathi Kearney
Entry:

Protector of the Children: Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in Florence Kelley’s Fight Against Child Labor

2016 World War II History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Kennedi Anderson & Emily Garrison
McDonough, GA, Impact Academy
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Kelley Theodocion
Entry:

Exploring the Secret City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Morgan McCall
Moriarty, NM, Moriarty High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Amy Page
Entry:

A ‘Home Away From Home’ : Exploring Soldier Morale and Exchanges of Patriotism Through the USO

2017 African-American History
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Jamison Thatch
Wyoming, Lander Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Gayla Hammer
Entry:

Freedom Lies Here: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland’s Stand In Upholding the Law and Peacefully Redefining Equality in America

Yuki Nagaoka, Sydney Cox
Alaska, West Valley High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Heather Damario
Entry:

Strange Fruit and Billie Holiday: The Union of Music and Political Protest

2017 American Labor History
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Fallon Tomlin
South Carolina, Ocean Bay Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Entry:

The Chiquola Mill Textile Strike: The Hunger for Workers' Rights

2017 Asian-American History
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Jake Hicks, Rodee Brow
Wyoming, Wheatland Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
MaryJo Birt
Entry:

The Risk they Took

Rylee Wills
Arkansas, Conway Junior High School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Jennifer Barnett, James Brogdon
Entry:

We Too Are Americans:Japanese-Americans Take A Stand Against Discrimination And Bigotry During WWII

2017 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Jason Benyousky, Ryun Hoffert, Keller Bailey, Geoffrey Hochstetler
Indiana, Warsaw Community Schools
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Richard Rooker
Entry:

The Many Stands of Pearl Harbor

Joseph Horne
Maine, Noble High School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Adina Hunter
Entry:

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard: Helping America Take a Stand Against the Axis Powers

2017 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Phoebe White, Andrew Cavanagh
Rhode Island, St. Peter School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Entry:

Mother Jones: Taking a Stand With The Miners

Julia Breitkreutz
South Carolina, Northwestern High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Entry:

Nellie Bly Undercover: The Reporter Who Dared to Go Behind the Scenes

2017 Civil War History
Prize Sponsor:
The Civil War Trust
Civil War History Prize

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War battlefields and supporting preservation and education programs. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which focuses on the history of the American Civil War.

Tate Greene
Tennessee, Clayton Bradley Academy
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Liz Shugart
Entry:

Dissidents of Rebellion: The Hidden Stand and Sacrifice of the East Tennessee Bridge Burners

2017 Discovery or Exploration in History
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

Quinn Perian
Colorado, Summit Middle Charter School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Entry:

Copernicus and His Theories: Laying the Groundwork for the Heavens

Suarav Sanjay
New Jersey, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Entry:

Grace Hopper: Bringing Words to Computing

2017 Eagle Eye Citizen Award
Eagle Eye Citizen Award
Kyle Nguyen
Florida, Palm Harbor University High
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Jason Tsardoulias
Entry:

The Revolutionary Reforms of Jacob A. Riis: Bringing Light to America's Dark Half

2017 Equality in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Equality in History Prize

Sponsored by Celie and Tabitha Niehaus, this prize is awarded in both the junior and senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that illuminates the history of human equality, especially with respect to the role that individuals and/or organizations have played in the efforts for isolated groups (e.g., LGBT, women, and girls) to have the same status in certain respects, often including civil, voting, and property rights, freedom of speech, marriage and gender equality, and equal access to social goods and services.

Nicole Bachman, Sonia Goyal, Sydney Shin
Maryland, Lime Kiln Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Tracy Spillman
Entry:

Justin Dart Jr.: The father of the Americans with Disabilities Act

MinJae Kim, Nithya Gogineni
South Asia, American International School Chennai
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Robert Gold
Entry:

Harvey Milk: "You've Got to Have Hope."

2017 George Washington Leadership in History
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Lilianna Hug
Pennsylvania, Salamander Meadows Homeschool
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Annelise Carleton-Hug
Entry:

Taking a Stand in the Shadows: The Culper Spy Ring During the Revolutionary War

Tyler Pierce, Bethany Prettyman, Katie Snow, Mersedez Clifford, Tessa Atwood
Utah, Carbon High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Chris Sweeney
Entry:

The Secret Heroes of the American Revolution: The Culper Spy Ring's Stand for Freedom

2017 Global Peace Prize
Prize Sponsor:
U.S. Institute of Peace
Global Peace Prize

This prize is sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace, the independent organization created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. Created in 1984, USIP engages directly in conflict zones and provides analysis, education and resources to those working for peace around the world. This prize will be awarded in both the Junior and Senior Divisions to an outstanding entry that demonstrates America’s commitment to peace, including the role that individuals, organizations and/or the U.S. government have played in advancing the cause of global peace. Students are encouraged to think broadly about the concepts of peace and peacebuilding. They can encompass many forms and themes such as pursuing diplomatic solutions to international conflicts; bringing divided communities together; providing access to education, economic development, justice and the rule of law; addressing gender or other inequalities; or other initiatives intended to prevent or resolve violent conflict around the world. For more information visit www.buildingpeace.org.

Aneesh Muppidi
New York, Farnsworth Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Alicia Malanga
Entry:

Joseph Rotblat and The Anti-Nuclear Stand

2017 History in the Federal Government
Prize Sponsor:
Society for History in the Federal Government
History in the Federal Government Prize

Sponsored by the Society for History in the Federal Government, a national professional organization open to all that are interested in federal history programs and the history of all branches of the U.S. government. The prize is awarded to the best entry in any category, in either division, which illuminates the history of the American federal government.

Liesel Kemmelmeier, Lena Kemmelmeier
Nevada, Archie Clayton Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Jamie Vaughn
Entry:

Harvey Washington Wiley's Poison Squad: Reforming the American Table

2017 History of Agriculture and Rural Life
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Lauren Stiefvater
South Dakota, St. Mary's Catholic School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Jeanette Remily
Entry:

Milo Reno and the Farmers' Holiday Association: Taking a Stand for Farmers during the Great Depression

2017 History of Poland Award
History of Poland Award
Sydney Fox, Allison Hodge, Matthew Clark
California, Buchanan High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Entry:

Solidarity: The Polish People Take a Stand for Freedom

2017 Immigration History Award
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Rahini Takalkar, Suhana Khiani
South Asia, Singapore American School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Matthew Elms
Entry:

Lewis Hine Behind the Camera: A Crusade Against Child Labor

2017 Irish or Irish-American History
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Shelby Jones
North Carolina, J.H. Rose High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Stephanie Noles
Entry:

More Than A Game: The GAA and Irish Independence

Sierra Conrady, Kaitlyn McIntosh, Kalissa Wile, Alyssa Nix
Oklahoma, Canton High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Penny Heath, Alicia Sanderson
Entry:

Petticoat Rebels of 1916: The Women's Stand for Ireland

2017 Latino-American History
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Anyi Moreno Sanchez, Martha Solis, Sandra Torres, Silvia Pascual
Louisiana, John Quincy Adams Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Esther Perez-Zemmels
Entry:

Cesar Chavez: Taking a Stand for Migrant Workers

Ty Williams
Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Sarah Razee
Entry:

¡Viva La Huelga! Cesar Chávez and the Delano Grape Strike

2017 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Evan Nelson
California, Gettysburg Elementary School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Entry:

Branch Rickey's Stand: The Integration of Baseball

2017 Legacy Award
Prize Sponsor:
Creativity Foundation
Legacy Award Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service. Students are nominated by their teachers and must compete at the national contest to be considered. The award winner is decided on by a council of NHD state coordinators.

Caitlyn Richter
California, Liberty High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Kenneth Richter
Entry:

Standing Up for Equal Education: How a Father's Courageous Fight Led to the Desegregation of California's Schools

2017 Native American History
Prize Sponsor:
The National Park Service
Native American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Native American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Lauren Fergus, Parul Srivastava, Obsee Abbajabal, Angela Cai, Marianne Aldrich
Iowa, Johnston High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Kathy Paul
Entry:

A Population Imprisoned: Occupying Alcatraz and Taking a Stand for Native American Rights

Abigail Davis
New Mexico, Hope Christian Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Stephanie Wilson
Entry:

Good Words Cannot Give Me Back My Children

2017 The National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine
Prize Sponsor:
The National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Prize

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in the Senior division, that best utilizes the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, whether primary or secondary sources, obtained via an NLM database/service such as MEDLINE Plus, PubMed, PubMed Central, NLM’s DIgital Collections, Images from the History of Medicine or by visiting the library.

Breanne Barrett, Clara Schulte
Colorado, Gunnison High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Susan Barrett
Entry:

You've Come a Long Way Baby! To Infant-ity and Beyond: Learning To Stand Up

2017 U.S. Constitution Award
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Matthew David Klee, Ava Chen
Kentucky, Winburn Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Entry:

Gideon Vs Wainright: A Citizens Stand for Counsel

Tiffanie Cross
Michigan, Whitehall High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Entry:

Pardon Who? Ford's Stance on Healing the Nation

2017 United States Marine Corps History
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Annalise Callaghan
Wisconsin, Northland Pines High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Entry:

Vietnam: A Stand with Marines; A Stand for the Vietnamese People; A Stand for the Truth

2017 Vietnam War Era Prize
Vietnam War Era Prize
Kim Vu
Kansas, Seaman High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Susan Sittenauer
Entry:

Standing Up for the “Bui Doi": U.S. Representative Robert J. Mrazek’s Impact on Vietnamese Amerasians with the Amerasian Homecoming Act

2017 White House History
Prize Sponsor:
White House Historical Association
White House History Prize

Sponsored by the White House Historical Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion, this prize is awarded to an outstanding project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes White House history through such subjects as individual presidents, first ladies, residence staff, White House art and architecture, or important events that took place in the White House.

Grace Muller
Texas, Cedar Bayou Junior School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Amy Maddie
Entry:

Lady Bird Johnson Taking a Stand to Preserve the Natural Beauty of America

Ji-Sung Lee
Missouri, Rock Bridge High School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Chris Fischer
Entry:

The President, the Pardon, and the Press Secretary Too

2017 Women's History
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Michael Graves
Rhode Island, Toll Gate High School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Entry:

"The Conscience of Rhode Island" Elizabeth Buffum Chace; A Lifelong Activist

2017 World War I History Prize (Senior)
World War I History Prize
Janelyn Geronimo, Julianne Viernes, Melissa Takahashi
Hawaii, Waipahu Intermediate
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Shinichi Yamamoto
Entry:

Dada: A Major Modern Art Movement

Caleb O'Mara
New Hampshire, Keene High School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Sean O'Mara
Entry:

Eugene Debs and the Fight for Free Speech

2017 World War II History Prize (Junior)
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Eleni Staikos
Delaware, P.S. Dupont Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Entry:

Take a Stand: Abduct a German General

Claire Faulkner
Connecticut, Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Entry:

Helmuth James von Moltke: A Leader of Resistance to Hitler and the Nazi Party

2018 African American History
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Braxton Thompson, Kenzi Nix, Kylie Nix
Eagle City, Oklahoma, Canton Elementary School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Entry:

Governor Raymond Gary and the Better Schools Amendment

Maya Plimack
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Julia R. Masterman Secondary School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Entry:

When Police Fail to Protect: Remembering the Tulsa Riot of 1921

2018 American Labor History
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Bub Treece, Chandler Widener, Dalton Lawson, Ethan Smith
Pineville, Kentucky, Bell Central School Center
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Entry:

Which Side Are You On?: The Story of Bloody Harlan

2018 Asian-American History
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Katelyn Khounsourath
Nevada, Iowa, Nevada Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Entry:

The Death of Vincent Chin: Tension between Asian and American Autoworkers

Lily Thao, Yefang Lee
Weston, Wisconsin, D.C. Everest High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Entry:

The Acculturation of the Hmong: Wausau Partner Schools Conflict

2018 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Andrew Karafa
Ada, Michigan, Eastern Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Entry:

Temporary Truces: How America’s Handling of the Barbary Bullies Molded the U.S. Navy

Caroline Maxon
Hendersonville, North Carolina, West Henderson High
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Entry:

The Quasi War: The Undeclared Conflict

2018 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Ellie Carman, Maria Berg
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Albuquerque Christian School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Entry:

The Unlikely Compromise of Guava Marmalade

Jayme Reed
Scottsdale, Arizona, Saguaro High School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Entry:

Dorothea Dix: Advocate for the Care of the Forgotten

2018 Civil War History
Prize Sponsor:
The Civil War Trust
Civil War History Prize

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War battlefields and supporting preservation and education programs. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which focuses on the history of the American Civil War.

Geoffrey Hochstetler, Jason Benyousky, Keller Bailey, Ryun Hoffert
Warsaw, Indiana, Edgewood Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Entry:

The Conflicts and Compromises of Writer and Civil War Soldier Ambrose Bierce

2018 Discovery or Exploration in History
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

Vaishnavi Nayak
Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Mayfield Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Entry:

Montezuma’s Compromise: The Arrival of Cortes and the Fall of the Aztecs

Mason Kinsey
Fresno, California, Clovis West High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Entry:

The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: Reducing Conflict Through Compromise and Collaboration in Space

2018 Equality in History
Prize Sponsor:
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Equality in History Prize

Sponsored by Celie and Tabitha Niehaus, this prize is awarded in both the junior and senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that illuminates the history of human equality, especially with respect to the role that individuals and/or organizations have played in the efforts for isolated groups (e.g., LGBT, women, and girls) to have the same status in certain respects, often including civil, voting, and property rights, freedom of speech, marriage and gender equality, and equal access to social goods and services.

Alyssa Chang
Dong-gu, South Korea, Daegu International School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Entry:

Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Franklin E. Kameny and The Gay Rights Movement

Kalie Sommer, Madison Sommer
Boise, Idaho, Renaissance High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Entry:

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2018 George Washington Leadership in History
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Lucy Phelan
Maple Grove, Minnesota, Cyber Village Academy
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Entry:

A Great Compromise: The Sherman Plan Saves the Constitutional Convention of 1787

Ethan Schroeder
Tarentum, Pennsylvania, St. Joseph’s
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Entry:

Liquor, Land, Liberty and Law: How Money, Mountains and Moonshine Sparked Conflict and Forced Compromise in the Whiskey Rebellion

2018 Global Peace
Prize Sponsor:
U.S. Institute of Peace
Global Peace Prize

This prize is sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace, the independent organization created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. Created in 1984, USIP engages directly in conflict zones and provides analysis, education and resources to those working for peace around the world. This prize will be awarded in both the Junior and Senior Divisions to an outstanding entry that demonstrates America’s commitment to peace, including the role that individuals, organizations and/or the U.S. government have played in advancing the cause of global peace. Students are encouraged to think broadly about the concepts of peace and peacebuilding. They can encompass many forms and themes such as pursuing diplomatic solutions to international conflicts; bringing divided communities together; providing access to education, economic development, justice and the rule of law; addressing gender or other inequalities; or other initiatives intended to prevent or resolve violent conflict around the world. For more information visit www.buildingpeace.org.

Alan Zhou, Kyler Wang
Portland, Oregon, Stoller Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Entry:

The Pig War: Confrontation, Escalation, Arbitration

Claire Parish, Kyle Korte
Grand Rapids, Michigan, Forest Hills Eastern High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Entry:

Arthur Vandenberg: Putting America First Through Conflict and Compromise

2018 History in the Federal Government
Prize Sponsor:
Society for History in the Federal Government
History in the Federal Government Prize

Sponsored by the Society for History in the Federal Government, a national professional organization open to all that are interested in federal history programs and the history of all branches of the U.S. government. The prize is awarded to the best entry in any category, in either division, which illuminates the history of the American federal government.

Alex Li
Princeton Junction, New Jersey, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Entry:

Conflict and Compromise in the Nullification Crisis of 1832-33: Sectionalism and a Revived Constitutional Debate

2018 History of Agricultural and Rural Life
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Kasidee Pope
Canton, Oklahoma, Canton Elementary School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Entry:

A Conflict of Nature

2018 History of the Physical Sciences & Technology
Isabelle Appel
Bettendorf, Iowa, Bettendorf Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Entry:

Lise Meitner: Advancing Scientific Discovery in the Face of Conflicts Through Personal Sacrifice and Compromise

Ali Jones
Spokane, Washington, Mt. Spokane High School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Entry:

Galileo Galilei: A Conflict of Faiths

2018 Immigration History
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Angela Wang, Julia Corfman
Poolesville, Maryland, Poolesville High
Category:
Senior Group Website
Entry:

Quotas and Quibbles: A Series of Restrictive Immigration Acts of the Early 20th Century

2018 Irish or Irish-American History
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Jason Kusnowo, Saahas Parise
Bentonville, Arkansas, J. William Fulbright Junior High School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Entry:

The Easter Rising: The Transformation of a Failed Rebellion to a Revolutionary Compromise

Gabby Nakkab
North Woodmere, New York, George W. Hewlett High School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Entry:

Peace by Piece: Resolving Conflict Through Compromise in Northern Ireland

2018 Latino American History
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Saul Guzman
Chicago, Illinois, Kenwood Academy Academic Center
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Entry:

The Brown Berets and the Fight for Education in Pilsen

Lucas Mooney
Charles Town, West Virginia, Homeschool
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Entry:

Operation Pedro Pan: An Exodus for Hope

2018 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Connor Albert
North Yarmouth, Maine, Greely Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Entry:

To Enrich the Future, Not to Avenge the Past: How Jackie Robinson’s Compromise With Branch Rickey in Major League Baseball Led to Robinson Joining the Conflict of the Civil Rights Movement

2018 Legacy Award
Prize Sponsor:
Creativity Foundation
Legacy Award Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service. Students are nominated by their teachers and must compete at the national contest to be considered. The award winner is decided on by a council of NHD state coordinators.

Travis Afuso
Mililani, Hawaii, Mililani High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Entry:

Operation Overlord: Triumph of Cooperation

2018 Native American History
Prize Sponsor:
The National Park Service
Native American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Native American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Andre Gabriel Mead, Brooks Barry, Liv Bobby, Sebastian Zuba
Southport, Connecticut, Pequot Homeschool
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Entry:

”From Sea to Shining Sea”: The Conflict Over the Fort Laramie Treaties That Compromised American Values

Grant Bruner
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sycamore High School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Entry:

Protecting the Past: The Fight to Save America’s Archaeological Resources

2018 The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine
Prize Sponsor:
The National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Prize

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in the Senior division, that best utilizes the National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, whether primary or secondary sources, obtained via an NLM database/service such as MEDLINE Plus, PubMed, PubMed Central, NLM’s DIgital Collections, Images from the History of Medicine or by visiting the library.

Margaret Robison
Indianapolis, Indiana, North Central High School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Entry:

Do No Harm or Injustice

2018 U.S. Constitution Award
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Anjali Vidyasagar
Elkridge, Maryland, Mayfield Woods Middle
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Entry:

The Nullification Crisis: A Precursor to the Civil War

Alyssa Sanchez, Araceli Kamplain, Caia Kamplain, Darla Herrera, Romulo Barrientos
Edgewood, New Mexico, Moriarty High
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Entry:

Section 504: Sitting in For Disability Rights

2018 United States Marine Corps History
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Sada Schumann
Bozeman, Montana, Sacajawea High School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Entry:

Defining Korea: How Conflict and Compromise Shaped a Nation

2018 White House History
Prize Sponsor:
White House Historical Association
White House History Prize

Sponsored by the White House Historical Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion, this prize is awarded to an outstanding project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes White House history through such subjects as individual presidents, first ladies, residence staff, White House art and architecture, or important events that took place in the White House.

Tyler Kaus
Chadron, Nebraska, Chadron Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Entry:

Raze or Renovate: The Conflict that Saved the White House

Ava Hosmer, Grace DeMatos
Laconia, New Hampshire, Holy Trinity School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Entry:

A Voice that Sang for a Difference

2018 Women’s History
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Catherine Boyette, Grace Amantea, Laura Shelton
Hendersonville, North Carolina, Hendersonville Middle
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Entry:

The 1977 National Women’s Conference: Walking the Planks into Modern Feminism

Mia Lazar
Blacksburg, Virginia, Blacksburg High
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Entry:

When Compromise is Unacceptable: Coeducation at the University of Virginia

2018 World War I History
World War I History Prize
Colin Bradshar, Lamont Tueller, Lorenzo Palmer
Hauula, Hawaii, Laie Elementary School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Entry:

Kaiser Wilhelm the Second, King George the Fifth, and Czar Nicholas the Second: the Conflict of Compromised Cousins

Annelise Lobo, Duya Syed, Hiba Rashid, Sehrish Alikhan
Karachi, Pakistan, Karachi American School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Entry:

The Lausanne Treaty: A Disputed Resolution

2018 World War II History
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Josh Elkin
Delafield, Wisconsin, Kettle Moraine Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Entry:

Altruism During History’s Darkest Hour: Varian Fry’s Refusal to Compromise Despite Perpetual Conflict

Annabel Spayde, Emma Page
Conway, Arkansas, Conway Junior High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Entry:

Female Flyers: The Conflict and Compromise of The Women Airforce Service Pilots in WWII

2019 African-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Grace Belanger, Lucie Noonan
ME, Greely Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Kathi Kearney
Entry:

Chaney, Schwerner, and Goodman: How Three Tragic Murders Led Freedom Summer to Triumph

Senou Kounouho
AZ, BASIS Peoria
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Andrew Estes
Entry:

Vanquishing Segregation in the Valley of the Sun: The Triumph and Tragedy of Carver High

2019 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Anna Pearce
WI, Richfield Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Michael Cirillo
Entry:

The Bay View Tragedy: Wisconsin’s Fight for the Eight-Hour Workday

2019 Asian-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Jamison Thatch
WY, Lander Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Gayla Hammer
Entry:

The Blood Certainly Liberates Us from Slavery: The Journey of the Jewel of Asia

Cameron Hojecki, Sarah Bolen, Victoria Wei
NJ, Montville Township High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Stefanie San Filippo
Entry:

A Legacy Lost: The Mistreatment of the Chinese Through the Transcontinental Railroad

2019 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Ben Kvale, Ella Ratliff
SD, Edison Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Erica Bell
Entry:

The Art of Confusion: The Triumph of Dazzle Camouflage after Tragedy

Armaan Needles
HI, Mililani High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Amy Boehning
Entry:

Hawaii's Workers Assist U.S. Triumph after Tragic Pearl Harbor Bombing

2019 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Steven West
NM, Albuquerque Christian School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Dawn McKenzie
Entry:

Racing Against Racism: Triumph and Tragedy in the Life of Jesse Owens

Hannah Chan, Joseph Heitzmann, Phoebe Chan
MD, River Hill High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Sarah Tokar
Entry:

Caged But Not Defeated: The Triumphant Spirit of the Angels of Bataan

2019 Civil War History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Civil War Trust
Civil War History Prize

Sponsored by the Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and stewardship of our nation’s historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through preservation of significant Civil War battlefields and supporting preservation and education programs. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and from either division which focuses on the history of the American Civil War.

Samantha Turner, Trevor Arellano
KS, Lawrence High
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Valerie Schrag
Entry:

Quantrill's Raid: The Destruction and Rebuilding of Lawrence, Kansas

2019 Corps of Discovery Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Corps of Discovery Prize

Sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in both the Junior and Senior divisions, that best utilizes original sources [journals, letters, newspapers, maps, government records and/or oral histories, etc.] to focus on the Corps of Discovery. Topics could include the Corps of Discovery, an individual expedition member, government official, or tribal leader, natural history, international politics and exploration, cartography, the sciences, leadership, diplomacy, or the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail or a related historic site. For more information about the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, visit: www.lewisandclark.org.

Ambrose Robertson, Dallin Reece, Naomi Cannon
HI, Laie Elementary School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Colleen Spring
Entry:

Sacagawea and York: Triumph and Tragedy on the Lewis and Clark Trail

2019 Discovery or Exploration in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

Max Kuhlmann
KS, Wanamaker Elem
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Entry:

How the Tragedy of the Apollo 1 Fire Led to the Triumphant Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Francisco Camacho, Riley Whitecotton
TN, Clayton-Bradley Academy
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Liz Shugart
Entry:

X Marks the Spot: The Rosalind Franklin Story

2019 Equality in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Equality in History Prize

Sponsored by Celie and Tabitha Niehaus, this prize is awarded in both the junior and senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that illuminates the history of human equality, especially with respect to the role that individuals and/or organizations have played in the efforts for isolated groups (e.g., LGBT, women, and girls) to have the same status in certain respects, often including civil, voting, and property rights, freedom of speech, marriage and gender equality, and equal access to social goods and services.

Jane Williams
HI, Kailua Intermediate School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Karen Kutsunai
Entry:

Eat Anywhere: Mary Church Terrell's Quest to End Segregation in the Nation's Capital

William An
FL, Frank W. Springstead High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Suzanne Miranda
Entry:

Women in Revolt: The Enduring Legacy of the Newsweek Lawsuit

2019 George Washington Leadership in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Andi Bradsher
NC, Oak Tree Academy
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Amy Bradsher
Entry:

Stealth and Secrecy: The Culper Spy Ring’s Triumph over the Tragedy of Betrayal

2019 Global Peace Prize
Prize Sponsor:
U.S. Institute of Peace
Global Peace Prize

This prize is sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace, the independent organization created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. Created in 1984, USIP engages directly in conflict zones and provides analysis, education and resources to those working for peace around the world. This prize will be awarded in both the Junior and Senior Divisions to an outstanding entry that demonstrates America’s commitment to peace, including the role that individuals, organizations and/or the U.S. government have played in advancing the cause of global peace. Students are encouraged to think broadly about the concepts of peace and peacebuilding. They can encompass many forms and themes such as pursuing diplomatic solutions to international conflicts; bringing divided communities together; providing access to education, economic development, justice and the rule of law; addressing gender or other inequalities; or other initiatives intended to prevent or resolve violent conflict around the world. For more information visit www.buildingpeace.org.

Grace Philippon, Sam Skinner
MN, Central High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Courtney Major
Entry:

Finding Honor in Defeat: The Demilitarization of Japan

2019 History in the Federal Government Prize
History in the Federal Government
Caleb Russell, Kameron Brough, Rebecca Brough
WY, Lander Middle School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Gayla Hammer
Entry:

The Yellowstone Fires of 1988: A Tragedy for the Present, but a Triumph for the Future

2019 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Grayson Morgan
AL, Burns Middle Sch
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Daphne Cravey
Entry:

Enterprise, Alabama: Rising From the Ashes

2019 History of the Physical Sciences Technology Prize
Avary Serpa, Helena Pajak
RI, Saint Philomena School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Samantha Hedden
Entry:

Stolen Glory: The Hidden Story of the Father of Television

London Blackwell
AR, Alma High School
Entry:

The Silence after the Fall: The Hidden Triumphs and Tragedies of the Manhattan Project

2019 Immigration History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Rahul Ajmera
NY, Wheatley School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Jo Roberts
Entry:

The Real Housewives of the Lower East Side: The 1902 Kosher Meat Boycott

2019 Irish or Irish American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Max Watchmaker, Ronan More O'Ferrall
WI, University School of Milwaukee
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Chuck Taft
Entry:

The Irish Potato Famine: From Oppression to Opportunity

Channin McNaughton
OH, Hawken Upper School (Gate Mills)
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Rennie Greenfield
Entry:

Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington: An Irishwoman's Triumph in Confronting National
Tragedy

2019 Latino-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Ada Liberzon, Nikita Agrawal, Stella Rhodes, Vanessa Lowder, Victoria Velazquez
IL, Whitney Young Academic Center
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Alan Edwards
Entry:

The Young Lords Organization of Chicago

Aamilah Chowdhury
TX, Uplift Summit International HS
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Eric Chastain
Entry:

The Bracero Program

2019 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Frederic Ward, William Ward
VA, St. Patrick Catholic School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Kara Dumont
Entry:

Jackie Robinson: Stealing Bases and Gaining Equality Among the Races

2019 Legacy Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Creativity Foundation
Legacy Award Prize

This prize is awarded to a student in recognition of their unique creative talents and dedication to public service. Students are nominated by their teachers and must compete at the national contest to be considered. The award winner is decided on by a council of NHD state coordinators.

Tanner Striegel
IA, Nashua-Plainfield High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Suzan Turner
Entry:

A Night at Ford’s Theatre: Military Triumph turns to Tragedy

2019 Native American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Park Service
Native American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Native American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Elizabeth Wortmann
NE, St. Rose of Lima
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Ginger Schieffer
Entry:

Mistrust and Misunderstanding: A Deadly Clash at Wounded Knee

Becky Dorminy
GA, Sola Fide Home School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Ann Dorminy
Entry:

The Triumph of Greed and the Tragedy of Cherokee Removal: The Fight for North Georgia Tribal Lands

2019 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Elias Johnson, Louis Ke
OH, Walnut Hills High School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Mitchell Perdrix
Entry:

The Triumphs of Alexander Hamilton

Josh Picoult
CT, Simsbury High School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Christina DeVecchis
Entry:

Where Do We Draw The Line? How The Triumph Of District-Based Representative Government Devolved into a Tragic Distortion of American Democratic Ideals

2019 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Nikhil Manandhar
VA, Lorton Station Elementary
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Laurie Hartt
Entry:

Was the Triumph Worth the Tragedy? The Battle of Saipan

2019 White House History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
White House Historical Association
White House History Prize

Sponsored by the White House Historical Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion, this prize is awarded to an outstanding project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes White House history through such subjects as individual presidents, first ladies, residence staff, White House art and architecture, or important events that took place in the White House.

Hadley Paisley, Jacey McDaniel, Jayden McDaniel
WY, Wheatland Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
MaryJo Birt
Entry:

Not in His Shadow but by His Side: The Triumph and Tragedy of My Husband's Presidency

2019 Women's History Prize
Mary Hardwick
SC, Loris Middle
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Jeffrey Stanek
Entry:

Triumphing over Neglect, Disease, and Death: Dr. Hilla Sheriff

Sofia Lynch
SC, Blythewood High
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Scott Auspelmyer
Entry:

A Triumph in Women's Rights: The Development of the Oral Contraceptive Pill

2019 World War I History Prize
World War I History Prize
Marlena Pegolo
CT, Sedgwick Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Jen Hunt
Entry:

The Tragic and Triumphant "Tail" of Stubby, the Military Dog

Sebastian Pizzini
PR, Ramey Unit School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Entry:

Forgotten Heroes: African Americans in World War I

2019 World War II History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Ryan Perez
GU, Science Is Fun And Awesome Charter School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Kristin Sandoval
Entry:

The Battle of Guam's War Reparations

Madeline Christianson
UT, Lakeridge Junior High
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
James Romrell
Entry:

Ghost Army

2020 African American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Patrick Ostermann-Healey
Alexandria, VA, George Washington Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Walter Watkins
Entry:

The 1939 Alexandria Virginia Library Sit-in: Breaking a Barrier to Read at a Public Library

Emma Langford, Kameron Brough, Rebecca Brough
Lander, WY, Lander High School (Lander)
Teacher(s):
Stacey Polson
Entry:

Wilma Rudolph: The Will to Change Her World and the Race to See Past Racism

2020 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Chelsea Swasho, Rylee Taylor
Essex, MO, Richland High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Paul Arnold
Entry:

Freedom Found on a Bootheel Roadside: The 1939 Sharecroppers Strike

2020 Asian American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

August Neumann
Milwaukee, WI, University School Of Milwaukee
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Chuck Taft
Entry:

U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark: Barred from His Homeland, One Chinese American’s Fight for Birthright Citizenship

Alison Chen
Whitehall, MI, Whitehall High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Jan Klco
Entry:

Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling: Anna May Wong Increases Representation of Asian Americans in Media

2020 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Kathryn Lucente
New Milford, CT, Red Maple Academy
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Laura Lucente
Entry:

Breaking the Wrong Barriers: The Kara Hultgreen Controversy

Jessie Henderson
Cleveland, TN, Bradley Central High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Julie Mitchell
Entry:

Unwelcomed Soldiers Invading a Fraternity: Breaking Gender Barriers in the United States Military

2020 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Pragya Chauhan
Bentonville, AR, Washington Junior High School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Debra Hight
Entry:

Curing the Blue: Breaking Barriers in Pediatric Cardiology

Amy Malt, Eden Stout, Grace Kushigian, Lauren Wilkie
Durham, NC, Great Expectations School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Lisa Dillon
Entry:

From Briggs to Brown:
How the Lone Dissent of Justice Julius Waring Broke the Barriers of Segregation and Reversed Plessy v. Ferguson

2020 Discovery or Exploration in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

Nicola Klarfeld, Sara Weinrod
Washington, DC, Deal MS
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Alexus McIntyre
Entry:

The Apollo Program

Amelia Peoples, Cate Mossman, Kate Schein
Oklahoma City, OK, Classen High School Of Advanced Studies
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Billy Tilman
Entry:

The Journey to Mars: How Donna Shirley Broke Barriers for Women in Space Engineering

2020 Equality in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Equality in History Prize

Sponsored by Celie and Tabitha Niehaus, this prize is awarded in both the junior and senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that illuminates the history of human equality, especially with respect to the role that individuals and/or organizations have played in the efforts for isolated groups (e.g., LGBT, women, and girls) to have the same status in certain respects, often including civil, voting, and property rights, freedom of speech, marriage and gender equality, and equal access to social goods and services.

Alexa Delgado, McKayla Howerton
Longdale, OK, Canton Elementary School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Penny Heath
Entry:

Woman vs. Woman

Scarlett Pleasant, Shayleigh Cire, William Tabor, Willow Lehrer
Bedford, VA, Liberty High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Mickey VanDerwerker
Entry:

Breaking the Gender Barrier at the Virginia Military Institute

2020 George Washington Leadership in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Sean Owen
Juneau, AK, Floyd Dryden Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Jeannette Sleppy
Entry:

Storming Redoubts 9 and 10: Two Small Barriers Blocking a Large Victory

Gia Gupta, Jiwoo Lee, Karina Gupta
Cherry Hill, NJ, Rosa International Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Christy Marrella
Entry:

Concealed in the Shadows: Breaking Principles; Washington's Hidden Army That Won America's Freedom

2020 Global Peace Prize
Prize Sponsor:
U.S. Institute of Peace
Global Peace Prize

This prize is sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace, the independent organization created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. Created in 1984, USIP engages directly in conflict zones and provides analysis, education and resources to those working for peace around the world. This prize will be awarded in both the Junior and Senior Divisions to an outstanding entry that demonstrates America’s commitment to peace, including the role that individuals, organizations and/or the U.S. government have played in advancing the cause of global peace. Students are encouraged to think broadly about the concepts of peace and peacebuilding. They can encompass many forms and themes such as pursuing diplomatic solutions to international conflicts; bringing divided communities together; providing access to education, economic development, justice and the rule of law; addressing gender or other inequalities; or other initiatives intended to prevent or resolve violent conflict around the world. For more information visit www.buildingpeace.org.

Gabriella Grogg, Katelynn Murdock
Manhattan, KS, Marlatt Elementary School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Terry Healy
Entry:

International Space Station

Allison Bushong
Riverside, CA, Martin Luther King High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Ned Hocking
Entry:

Nixon's Trip to China: Breaking a Diplomatic Barrier

2020 History in the Federal Government Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for History in the Federal Government
History in the Federal Government Prize

Sponsored by the Society for History in the Federal Government, a national professional organization open to all that are interested in federal history programs and the history of all branches of the U.S. government. The prize is awarded to the best entry in any category, in either division, which illuminates the history of the American federal government.

Eli Stapler
Owens Cross Roads, AL, Hampton Cove Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Dana Hall
Entry:

CCC: Roosevelt's Tree Army

2020 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Alexander Stumbur
Lexington, KY, Winburn Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Deedra Hicks
Entry:

Pack Horse Library Project: Breaking the Boundaries of Poverty and Illiteracy

2020 History of the Physical Sciences & Technology Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives
History of the Physical Sciences Technology

The History of the Physical Sciences and Technology Prize is sponsored by the American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives, whose mission is to preserve and make known the history of physics and the physical sciences. The prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in both the Junior and Senior divisions, which explores a person or event important to the history of science and technology. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context. (Note: projects related to the biological or psychological sciences are not considered for this award.)

Rohan Singh
Bentonville, AR, Washington Junior High School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Debra Hight
Entry:

Brahmagupta, the Jewel of Indian Mathematicians: Inventing the Idea of Nothing

Reganne Watts
Boise, ID, Boise High School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Aaron Olswanger
Entry:

Maria Mitchell: Breaking Barriers to Prove the Sky Is Not the Limit for Women

2020 Immigration History Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Anna Paulsell, Emily Sliwinski, Lauryn Dinh, Sofia Rossi, Tianhui Zhou
Kirkland, WA, International Community School
Teacher(s):
Aleksandra Fraleigh
Entry:

The Harada House: Breaking the Barrier of the 1913 Alien Land Law

2020 Irish or Irish-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

A.J. Camacho, Campbell Koella, Hannah Rasmussen
Knoxville, TN, Clayton-Bradley Academy
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Lizabeth Shugart
Entry:

The Erie Canal: Breaking the Barrier for American Immigration

Dylan Savoie
Leominster, MA, Applewild School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Todd Goodwin
Entry:

Cumann na mBan: During the Easter Rising

2020 Latino American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Brendan Shek
Jericho, NY, Jericho Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Konstantine Kovoros
Entry:

"Sí, Se Puede": Dolores Huerta Breaking Barriers for Farmworkers’ Rights

Herman Archibeque, Madison Satterfeld, Milo Trujillo, Olivia Chavez
Moriarty, NM, Moriarty High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Amy Page
Entry:

Breaking Cultural Barriers in the Classroom: Chicano Education Reform

2020 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Gianna Santangelo, Rebecca Catlos, Tory Bobosky
New Middletown, OH, Springfield Local High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Kory Snyder
Entry:

A Forgotten Hero: Larry Doby's Fight to Integrate American League Baseball

2020 Native American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Park Service
Native American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Native American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Avary Serpa
Newport, RI, St. Philomena's School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Samantha Hedden
Entry:

The Syllabary That Shaped the Cherokee Nation

Sophia Shepherd
Atlanta, GA, Druid Hills High School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Carrie Staines
Entry:

The Enemy is the Knife: Confronting the U.S. Government’s Sterilization of Native Americans in the 1970s

2020 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Srikar Mudili
Franklin, WI, University School Of Milwaukee
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Chuck Taft
Entry:

Executive Order 9981: Desegregating the Armed Services

Jack Granahan
Lawrenceville, NJ, Lawrence High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Priscilla Taylor
Entry:

Justice Louis Brandeis: Breaking Economic, Religious, and Political Barriers

2020 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Zackary Howey
Warren, MI, Richards Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Tara Fugate
Entry:

Black Angels: Breaking Down Barriers and Fighting for the Right to Be Marines

2020 White House History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
White House Historical Association
White House History Prize

Sponsored by the White House Historical Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion, this prize is awarded to an outstanding project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes White House history through such subjects as individual presidents, first ladies, residence staff, White House art and architecture, or important events that took place in the White House.

Jack Ghormley
Conway, AR, Conway Junior High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Jennifer Barnett
Entry:

The Fireside Chats: FDR Breaking Barriers in Presidential Communication

2020 Women's History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Anna Bronwyn Turney, Natalie Harris
Singapore, SA, Singapore American School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Matthew Elms
Entry:

Julia Child: Redefining Gender Roles One Boeuf Bourguignon at a Time

2020 WWI History Prize
World War I History Prize
Raegan Matthews, Reagan Fitzgerald
Tarpon Springs, FL, Dunedin Highland Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Teresa Bergstrom
Entry:

Operation Breaking Gender Barriers: The Hello Girls in World War I

Adam Kinder
Baytown, TX, Impact Early College HS
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Ilija Milovanovic
Entry:

To Hell and Back

2020 WWII History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Louisa Blackmoore
St. Louis, MO, Wydown Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Alysha Black
Entry:

The Remarkable Ruby Bradley

Yeonwoo Hannah Son
Seoul, KO, Seoul International School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
James Kowalski
Entry:

Comfort Women: Breaking Silence after Decades of "Shame"

2021 African American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Krin Blegen
Summit, WI, Kettle Moraine Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Terry Kaldhusdal
Entry:

Sending a Message: How Postcards Communicated Terror to a Race of Americans

Alan Zhou
Portland, OR, Sunset High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Entry:

The Birth of an Advocate: Beatrice Morrow Cannady

2021 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Ananya Bezbaruah, Diya Modi, Ramya Suresh
Redmond, WA, Timberline Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Casey Whitlatch
Entry:

Rose Schneiderman: The Red-haired Labor Union
Leader

2021 Asian American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Emma Giordano, Jiaray Shi
Philadelphia, PA, St. Peter's School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Marian Cronin-Connolly
Entry:

The Sting of the Wasp: Communication through Political Cartoons during the Chinese Exclusion Era

Peilin Lu
Manlius, NY, Fayetteville-Manlius Senior High School
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Kristina Jeanneret
Entry:

Anna May Wong: Advancing Asian-American Representation through Communication

2021 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Rebecca Bemiss
Enfield, CT, John F. Kennedy Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Brian Zawodniak
Entry:

Mavis Batey and the Geese That Never Cackled

Jessie Henderson
Cleveland, TN, Bradley Central High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Julie Mitchell
Entry:

Aerographer's Mates: Communicating Weather from Sea to Shining Sea

2021 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Phillip North
St. Clair, MO, St. Clair Junior High School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Jennifer Hawkins
Entry:

Joseph Pulitzer: The Journalist Who Changed Communication through Newspapers

Alec Sirois, Marissa Sirois, Michaela Sirois
Denver, CO, Heritage High School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Lisa Sutterer
Entry:

Manipulation: The Key to Understanding

2021 Corps of Discovery Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
Corps of Discovery Prize

Sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in both the Junior and Senior divisions, that best utilizes original sources [journals, letters, newspapers, maps, government records and/or oral histories, etc.] to focus on the Corps of Discovery. Topics could include the Corps of Discovery, an individual expedition member, government official, or tribal leader, natural history, international politics and exploration, cartography, the sciences, leadership, diplomacy, or the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail or a related historic site. For more information about the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, visit: www.lewisandclark.org.

Adeline Lyons
Buffalo, SD, Harding County Middle School - 03
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Gene Von Bickerdyke
Entry:

Communicating through Journals and Maps: The Expedition That Uncovered the West

Areeb Zahavi
Atlanta, GA, Chamblee Charter High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
John Donegan
Entry:

The Making of an Indian Princess: The Suffragettes, Sacajawea, and American Imperialism

2021 Discovery or Exploration in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

Sreeja Bhattacharjee
Granger, IN, Discovery Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Tanner Givens
Entry:

Communication: Key to Apollo 11's Success

Breanne Acoba, Brielle Acoba
Mililani, HI, Mililani High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Jason Duncan
Entry:

Easing Disease: The Communication of Louis Pasteur’s Revolutionary Discoveries That Facilitated the Understanding of Germ Theory

2021 E Pluribus Unum in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, America 250 Foundation
E Plurubus Unum in History

This prize goes to an outstanding entry in any category in both the junior and senior divisions. The winning entries will explore how individuals or groups of people have challenged each other and the status quo to create “a more perfect union.” The vision of the America 250 commemoration captures the balance between protecting individual freedom and ensuring the common good, “Coming together as a nation recognizes the power of our diverse stories while never losing sight of our common bonds as Americans. This unity is reflected in our democratic institutions, voluntary associations, and collaborative enterprises. Ideally, we act in concert to promote the common good even as we exercise our individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness while honoring the freedom of others to do the same.”

Neal Vidyasagar, William Li
Sentosa, SA, Singapore American School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Matthew Elms
Entry:

New York Times v. United States: Communicating First Amendment Rights of the People

Allen Tang, Andrew Wang, Andrew Yu, Rohin Garg, Thomas Huang
Potomac, MD, Winston Churchill High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Christopher Forney
Entry:

Taking a Seat for Justice: The 504 Sit-In

2021 Equality in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Equality in History Prize

Sponsored by Celie and Tabitha Niehaus, this prize is awarded in both the junior and senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that illuminates the history of human equality, especially with respect to the role that individuals and/or organizations have played in the efforts for isolated groups (e.g., LGBT, women, and girls) to have the same status in certain respects, often including civil, voting, and property rights, freedom of speech, marriage and gender equality, and equal access to social goods and services.

Caspian Pirtle
Chicago, IL, The Catherine Cook School
Category:
Junior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Jessica Majors
Entry:

Stand Up, Fight Back: Larry Kramer, ACT UP, and a Philosophy of Anger In Activism

Cordelia Vanderveer
Toledo, OH, Toledo Technology Academy High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Katerina Asmus
Entry:

Gloria Steinem and How Communication Shaped the Women’s Movement

2021 George Washington Leadership in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Elyse Heffner, Veronika Caughran
Traverse City, MI, Traverse City East Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Brent McCall
Entry:

Washington's Farewell Address

Sarah Hinkel
Marietta, PA, Donegal High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Sara Frazier
Entry:

The Long Island Link: How Communication from the Culper Ring Helped Win the War for Independence

2021 History in the Federal Government Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for History in the Federal Government
History in the Federal Government Prize

Sponsored by the Society for History in the Federal Government, a national professional organization open to all that are interested in federal history programs and the history of all branches of the U.S. government. The prize is awarded to the best entry in any category, in either division, which illuminates the history of the American federal government.

Ayumi Vazquez, Izumi Vazquez, Thao-Nhi Tran
San Antonio, TX, Health Careers High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Elizabeth Apodaca
Entry:

The Stories They Tell: Communicating the Daily Realities of Rural Americans during the Great Depression through FSA Photography

2021 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Rylie Arens, Sophia Wortmann
Crofton, NE, St. Rose of Lima School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Ginger Schieffer
Entry:

Children's Blizzard of 1888: The Advent of Communicating Meteorology

2021 History of the Physical Sciences & Technology Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives
History of the Physical Sciences Technology

The History of the Physical Sciences and Technology Prize is sponsored by the American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives, whose mission is to preserve and make known the history of physics and the physical sciences. The prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in both the Junior and Senior divisions, which explores a person or event important to the history of science and technology. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context. (Note: projects related to the biological or psychological sciences are not considered for this award.)

Advith Natarajan
Manhattan, KS, Susan B Anthony Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Lisa Bietau
Entry:

Claude Shannon: The Father of Digital Communication

Tyler Kaus
Chadron, NE, Chadron Senior High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Cathy Kaus
Entry:

Grace Hopper: Computer Communicator

2021 Immigration History Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Patricia Estrada
University Place, WA, Charles Wright Academy
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Tom Cramer
Entry:

The Literary Voice of the Filipino-Americans: How Carlos Bulosan Communicated the Plight, Identity and Dreams of the Filipinos of America

2021 Irish or Irish-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Callie McCall, Katherine Grady, Katy Sue Malt, Landon Pierron, Lillian Riddle
Hendersonville, NC, Great Expectations School
Category:
Senior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Lisa Dillon
Entry:

The Rambling House: How Irish Storytellers Communicated History to Preserve and Understand Culture

Evan McCrackin, Justin Yang, Shoaib Jamil
Norman, OK, Norman High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Margaret Wadleigh
Entry:

John Boyle O'Reilly: Virtuoso of Communicative Justice

2021 Latino American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Mia Kesel
Albuquerque, NM, Alice King Community School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Laurel LeGate
Entry:

The Chicano Civil Rights Movement

Prithvi Nagarajan, Shrihari Nagarajan
Joplin, MO, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Chris Nash
Entry:

From the Early "Welga!" to the Great Boycott: The Farmworkers' Struggle against the Grapes of Wrath

2021 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Dominick Pizzelanti, Grayson Ebner
Kutztown, PA, Kutztown Area Senior High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Theodore Werkheiser
Entry:

Writing Race: Sam Lacy Chronicles the Crossing of the Color Line in Sports Journalism

2021 Native American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Park Service
Native American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Native American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Colton Mader, Rhett Flack
Crawford, NE, Crawford High School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Moni Hourt
Entry:

Wounded Knee

Faith Austin
Carmel, IN, Carmel High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Katie Kelly
Entry:

Zitkála-Šá: The Red Bird Who Called for Change

2021 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Melina Esqueda, Myah Moreno, Teresa Luna Ocampo
Tempe, AZ, Laird Elementary School
Category:
Junior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Ellen Miller
Entry:

Mother Knows Best: How a Mother’s Letter to Her Son Led to Women’s Suffrage

Alex Dimov, Nathan Hendrickson, Samarth Venkatesh
Bothell, WA, Bothell High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Mrs. Matthews
Entry:

Curbing Communication, Obstructing Opinion: The Sedition Act of 1798

2021 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Julienne Lim
Montclair, VA, Mary G. Porter Traditional School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Alyssa Ruhlen
Entry:

Devil Dog Canines: A Line of Communication in World War II

2021 White House History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
White House Historical Association
White House History Prize

Sponsored by the White House Historical Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion, this prize is awarded to an outstanding project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes White House history through such subjects as individual presidents, first ladies, residence staff, White House art and architecture, or important events that took place in the White House.

Yuku Kusanagi
Singapore, Singapore American School
Category:
Junior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Matthew Elms
Entry:

Lafayette Park: A Critical Platform for Communicating First Amendment Rights

Marlon Coon, Young In Kim
New Haven, CT, Wilbur Cross High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Alfred Meadows
Entry:

The Camp David Accords: How Jimmy Carter Negotiated Peace Between Two Warring Middle Eastern Countries

2021 Women's History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

Ayla Bornsztein
St. Paul, MN, Murray Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Courtney Major
Entry:

"We Can [ALL] Do IT!" Communicating Women's Empowerment from World War II to Today

Kylie Carrasco, McKayla Howerton
Canton, OK, Canton High School
Category:
Senior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Penny Heath
Entry:

The Rape of Recy Taylor: Speaking Out against Social Injustice

2021 WWII History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Noah Grosberg
Bethesda, MD, Westland Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Melissa Hylton
Entry:

The Most Consequential Work of Journalism in History: How One Reporter Revealed to the World the Dangers and Tragedies of Atomic Warfare

Olivia Wessley
Wichita, KS, East High School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Laurie McHenry
Entry:

Subterfuge: How Juan Pujol García Used Communication to Shape the Victory at D-Day

2022 African American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
African American History Prize

The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the African American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Eden Jones, Hazel Wheeler
Orem, UT, Lakeridge Junior High School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
James Romrell
Entry:

Raising Voices of Diplomacy: The First Tour of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Jimmy Song, Midas Huang, Owen Chen, Yuki Hashimoto
Shanghai, China, Shanghai Smic Private School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Roy McMaster
Entry:

Acceptance Before Equality: Integration Through Service

2022 American Labor History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Labor Studies Center
American Labor History Prize

The American Labor Studies Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, analyze, create and disseminate labor history and labor studies curricula and related materials. The American Labor Studies Center prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in either division, that involves an aspect of American labor history, including the role that individuals and/or labor organizations have played in American economic, political, legislative, social or cultural life.

Catherine Whelchel, Harlie Grenead
Columbia, TN, Spring Hill High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Scott Johnson
Entry:

Monster in the Bullpen: How a Small Strike Led to the Labor Union Debate in the Trial of the Century

2022 Asian American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Asian American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Asian American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Asian American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Lillian Frideres
Nevada, IA, Nevada Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Randy Davis
Entry:

Vietnamese Refugees in Iowa: Ray's Humanitarian and Controversial Relocation

Nagasriya Ramisetty
Phoenix, AZ, BASIS Peoria
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Andrew Estes
Entry:

Reading Between the Lines: Debate and Diplomacy in Japanese American Internment

2022 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Naval Historical Foundation
Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize

This prize is sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation, which has focused on preservation, education and commemoration of naval history since 1926. The prize is named for the late Captain Ken Coskey, a Vietnam War combat aviator and Prisoner of War, and former executive director of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his fifteen years in leadership roles at the Naval Historical Center and the Naval Historical Foundation, he became a strong supporter of National History Day. The award is given to the best entry on naval history in any category and both divisions.

Ethan Byram
Berwick, ME, Noble Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Christa Bui
Entry:

The Treaty of Portsmouth: How Diplomacy Led to the End of the Russo-Japanese War

ShaoYuan Su
Cary, NC, Cary Academy
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Naomi Barlaz
Entry:

Is the Pen Really Mightier than the Sword? Naval Influences on 19th Century American Diplomacy

2022 Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Endowment for the Humanities
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Prize

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), this prize is awarded in both the Junior and Senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that utilizes the newspaper resources that are available on the Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers web site (www.chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). Each content item from Chronicling America (article, image, etc.) used for the entry must be noted in the Primary Sources section of the Annotated Bibliography and follow proper NHD citation guidelines for Web content. The Chronicling America web site provides free access to over 10 million pages of select digitized historic newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. It is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a long-term partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress to digitize representative historic newspapers from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Chronicling America currently has digitized newspapers from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with new content added regularly, including newspapers published in foreign languages starting with Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Primary sources are not limited to newspaper articles, but also include advertisements, images, literary prose, and other content that appears in historic newspapers. In addition to providing basic factual details about an event or topic, historic newspapers can shed light on local perspectives about a major historical event, insight into social or cultural practices, traditions, political opinions, economic circumstances, and a wealth of other historical information. For more information on NEH visit their homepage at http://www.neh.gov/.

Leanna French, Rebecca Duelley
Conway, SC, Ten Oaks Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Cameron Lentz, Sarah Bell
Entry:

One Nation Under God? A Righteous Debate Setting Religious Boundaries in Public Schools

Alison Chen
Whitehall, MI, Whitehall High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Jan Klco
Entry:

One Loved Power: The Diplomatic Legacy of Madame Chiang Kai-shek

2022 Discovery or Exploration in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The Library of Congress
Discovery or Exploration in History Prize

Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prize is awarded in the junior and senior divisions for an outstanding project in any category on American or international discovery or exploration. The Elizabeth Ridgway fund was established in memory of Ms. Ridgway, Library of Congress Education Outreach Director, for her passion for history, students, education, and the Library of Congress.

Rachel Mathew
South Windsor, CT, Timothy Edwards School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
John Smith-Horn
Entry:

From Peru to Yale and Back Again: The Journey of the Peruvian Machu Picchu Artifacts

Hope Newton, Mar Heinrich Ruiz
Hanapepe, HI, Waimea High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Keyk Capati
Entry:

Mauna Kea: The Mountainous Catalyst for a Monumental Debate

2022 E Pluribus Unum in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, America 250 Foundation
E Plurubus Unum in History

This prize goes to an outstanding entry in any category in both the junior and senior divisions. The winning entries will explore how individuals or groups of people have challenged each other and the status quo to create “a more perfect union.” The vision of the America 250 commemoration captures the balance between protecting individual freedom and ensuring the common good, “Coming together as a nation recognizes the power of our diverse stories while never losing sight of our common bonds as Americans. This unity is reflected in our democratic institutions, voluntary associations, and collaborative enterprises. Ideally, we act in concert to promote the common good even as we exercise our individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness while honoring the freedom of others to do the same.”

Khyati Singh, Tina Chen
Baytown, TX, E F Green Junior School
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Victoria Arnold
Entry:

A Race to Ratification: The Road to the Perfect 36

Callahan Levi, Kadence Huck, Paige Franzen
Nashua, IA, Nashua-Plainfield Junior-Senior High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Suzan Turner
Entry:

Out of Their Chairs, Up the Stairs: ADA Now!

2022 Equality in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Equality in History Prize

Sponsored by Celie and Tabitha Niehaus, this prize is awarded in both the junior and senior divisions to an outstanding entry in any category that illuminates the history of human equality, especially with respect to the role that individuals and/or organizations have played in the efforts for isolated groups (e.g., LGBT, women, and girls) to have the same status in certain respects, often including civil, voting, and property rights, freedom of speech, marriage and gender equality, and equal access to social goods and services.

Iris LaMoreaux
Plymouth, NH, Plymouth Elementary School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Geneva Sambor
Entry:

Why the ERA Failed: Campaign Factors and Debates

Laura Houghton, Molly Shay, Therese Kim
Newark, DE, Newark Charter High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Brent Freccia
Entry:

Gay vs. Government: How Frank Kameny Stood Up for his Rights as an American

2022 George Washington Leadership in History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, & Gardens
George Washington Leadership in History Prize

Sponsored by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, this prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in both the junior and senior divisions that demonstrates a clear understanding of Washington’s character and the ideas and events that defined his leadership in his roles as commander in chief of the Continental Army, presiding officer of the Constitutional Convention, entrepreneur, and/or first president and connects his legacy to events and ideas of the 21st century.

Aiden Mathai
Blacksburg, VA, Blacksburg New School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Ann Heaslip
Entry:

Diplomatic Inception: How George Washington Used Jay’s and Pinckney’s Treaties to Preserve Peace and Prosperity in the United States during the Early Federal Period

Clement Le Sellier de Chezelles
Little Rock, AR, Pulaski Academy
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Anthony Simmons
Entry:

The 1778 Treaties and the Franco-American Alliance: The Transition to a New Diplomatic Era

2022 History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Agricultural History Society
History of Agriculture and Rural Life Prize

Sponsored by the Agricultural History Society the prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, focused on the history of agriculture and/or rural life in any country or time period. The Agricultural Historical Society was founded in 1919 to promote the study of the history of agriculture and rural life in America and throughout the world.

Allison Arnold
Essex, MO, Richland High School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Paul Arnold
Entry:

A Traitor to the Planter Class: Thad Snow

2022 History of the Physical Sciences & Technology Prize
Prize Sponsor:
American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives
History of the Physical Sciences Technology

The History of the Physical Sciences and Technology Prize is sponsored by the American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives, whose mission is to preserve and make known the history of physics and the physical sciences. The prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category, in both the Junior and Senior divisions, which explores a person or event important to the history of science and technology. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context. (Note: projects related to the biological or psychological sciences are not considered for this award.)

Aanya Lakireddy, Siya Lakireddy
Strongsville, OH, Birchwood School of Hawken
Category:
Junior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Joe Parrino, Connie Miller
Entry:

The Montreal Protocol: A Successful Diplomatic Achievement That Resolved the Debate over the Ozone Layer

Miranda Kubek
Saint Peter, MN, Mankato West High School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Matt Moore
Entry:

(Re)Defining Objectivity: Debate over the Role of Scientists as Climate Activists and Diplomats in the Late 20th Century

2022 Immigration History Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Lombardo Family
Immigration History Award Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Immigration history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in either division that documents and analyzes Immigration to the United States. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subjects (s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Sophia Fu
Carmel, IN, Carmel High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Jocelyn Coe
Entry:

Chae Chan Ping v. United States: The Chinese-American Fight for Justice

2022 Irish or Irish-American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Irish or Irish-American History Prize

Co-sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (LAOH), two prizes are awarded in both the junior and senior division, for a total of four prizes. The winning entries must demonstrate excellence in the study and presentation of Irish / Irish American history. The AOH awards first and second-place prizes in the senior division and the LAOH awards first and second-place prizes in the junior division.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization founded in 1836 and the oldest and largest Irish organization in the U.S. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland and has membership in each of the United States and Washington, DC.

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians founded in 1894 is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic women’s organization in the United States. They are a sororal organization of American Catholic Women with the intention of keeping Irish history and culture alive. The LAOH has members in each of the 50 states/commonwealths as well as Washington, DC.

Allisyn Smith, Brooklyn Green, Harper Jones
Canton, OK, Canton Elementary School
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Penny Heath
Entry:

Caroline Chisolm, Diplomacy, and the Irish Orphan Brides

Stephen Albert
Cheverly, MD, Kenmoor Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Carol Carter
Entry:

The Anglo-Irish Treaty

Leki Albright
Winthrop, WA, Liberty Bell Jr Sr High School
Category:
Senior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Scott Barber
Entry:

Troubled Beyond Repair? The Endless Spiral of Debate and Diplomacy in the Northern Ireland Conflict

Noah Ross
Canton, OK, Canton High School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Penny Heath
Entry:

Bobby Sands and the Irish Hunger Strike of 1981

2022 Latino American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Park Service
Latino American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Latino American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Latino American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Angelina Lu
Sammamish, WA, Evergreen Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Nicole Kesler
Entry:

The Bracero Program: The Exploitation of Farm Workers That Changed Two Nations

Felicia Yan
Cary, NC, Enloe High School
Category:
Senior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Fei Yan
Entry:

Sí, Se Puede! The Debate and Diplomacy of Dolores Huerta in the California Farmworkers Movement

2022 Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Society for American Baseball Research
Lee Allen History of Baseball Award Prize

Sponsored by the Society for American Baseball Research, an association of over 6,000 individuals who enjoy reading, writing, talking, and learning about all aspects of baseball. The Lee Allen prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division relating to baseball which best demonstrates research skills, accuracy, and an appreciation of the national pastime. The prize is named in honor of Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1950-1969.

Marshall Civin
Baltimore, MD, Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
Category:
Junior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Allisun Thompson
Entry:

Baltimore's Ballpark Debates and Their Legacy: The Orioles' Relocation from Memorial Stadium to Camden Yards

Dominick Pizzelanti, Lilia Pizzelanti
Kutztown, PA, Kutztown Area SHS
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Annie Bleiler
Entry:

Stranded at First Base: Sixty Years of Hardball Debate and Baseball Diplomacy and Their Impact on the Game in Cuba and the United States

2022 Native American History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
The National Park Service
Native American History Prize

This prize is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in the study of Native American history. The prize is awarded to an outstanding student project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes the Native American experience. The subject(s) can be an individual, group(s), a right, challenge(s), triumph(s), or any topic that has historical significance, influence or impact. The project should explain why the subject(s) is/are important and place it/them in historical context.

Amasha Samaraweera
Edmond, OK, Classen Middle School Of Advanced Studies
Category:
Junior Individual Documentary
Teacher(s):
Amanda Freeman
Entry:

The Quapaw Nation: "Lead"ing the Debate over Environmental Diplomacy

Donovan Miller, Lauren Tapper, Sara Kumar
Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools-- High School
Category:
Senior Group Documentary
Teacher(s):
Cynthia Jurisson
Entry:

AIMing for a Diplomatic Future: The American Indian Movement’s Occupation of the BIA and Fight for Tribal Sovereignty

2022 U.S. Constitution Award Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Archives and Records Administration
U.S. Constitution Award Prize

Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, the prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category and in both Junior and Senior divisions that uses the records of the Federal government to either illuminate the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution or to focus on Constitutional issues throughout American History.

Ian Cronk, Jack Gill, Owen Krohmer
Lexington, KY, Winburn Middle School
Category:
Junior Group Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Deedra Hicks
Entry:

What's the Deal with the Louisiana Purchase

Jordyn Dutko
Shavertown, PA, Holy Redeemer School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Cody Opalka
Entry:

The Debate over the Bill of Rights: How Diplomacy Saved a Young Nation

2022 United States Marine Corps History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
United States Marine Corps History Prize

Sponsored by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting the study of Marine Corps history and traditions, this prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in any category in either the junior or senior division that demonstrates an appreciation of Marine Corps History.

Eva Jaixen, Olivia Fitzgerald
Loup City, NE, Loup City High School
Category:
Senior Group Website
Teacher(s):
Kim Henry
Entry:

Diplomacy of the Iranian Hostage Crisis: Successes, Failures and Consequences

2022 White House History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
White House Historical Association
White House History Prize

Sponsored by the White House Historical Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion, this prize is awarded to an outstanding project in both the Junior and Senior divisions that documents and analyzes White House history through such subjects as individual presidents, first ladies, residence staff, White House art and architecture, or important events that took place in the White House.

Julienne Lim
Dumfries, VA, Mary G. Porter Traditional School
Category:
Junior Individual Website
Teacher(s):
Alyssa Ruhlen
Entry:

The President's Own: Diplomacy One Note at a Time

Jonathan Dorminy
McDonough, GA, Sola Fide Home School
Category:
Senior Individual Performance
Teacher(s):
Ann Dorminy
Entry:

The Secret Christmas Trip to the White House: Debate and Diplomacy at the Arcadia Conference of World War II

2022 Women's History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National Women’s History Museum
Women’s History Prize

Sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, this prize is awarded to the best project in either division, in any category, that focuses on the contribution, accomplishments, experiences, and perspectives of women in U.S. history.

June Dorsch
Brooklyn, NY, Poly Prep Country Day School
Category:
Senior Individual Paper
Teacher(s):
Margaret Moslander
Entry:

A New Diplomacy: Indigenous Women and the Fight to End Forced Sterilization

2022 WWII History Prize
Prize Sponsor:
National World War II Museum
World War II History Prize

The National World War II Museum illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry in both the junior and senior divisions that involves World War II history.

Erin Selvaggio, Nora Greenleaf
Delta Junction, AK, Whitestone Farms Training Center
Category:
Junior Group Performance
Teacher(s):
Lynn Chavez
Entry:

The Diplomats of Lend-Lease

Jack Ducote
Beulah, MI, Benzie County Homeschool
Category:
Senior Individual Exhibit
Teacher(s):
Cheryle Redelings
Entry:

Rigorous Debate, Diplomatic Failure, and America's Worst Day: The Road to Pearl Harbor