#Sacrifice4Freedom Twitter Contest Winners Announced
08/26/2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National History Day (NHD) announced today the #Sacrifice4Freedom Twitter Contest Winners who will receive $500.00 from HISTORY®. The contest, sponsored by HISTORY® and run through NHD, created a unique digital learning opportunity to help 6th-12th grade students better understand the sacrifices our nation’s heroes make.

Over 600 students from around the world participated in the contest which ran between Memorial Day and D-Day 2014. During the contest a prompt was sent out at 8:00AM ET every day during the work week by @NationalHistory on Twitter. Students tweeted their responses to prompts using #Sacrifice4Freedom. The best tweets each day were selected and posted online on the Voice of NHD Blog, http://thevoiceofnhd.wordpress.com/.

The winners, and their winning tweets are:

@SimplyDreamingX @NationalHistory That our Veterans are more than soldiers. They’re husbands & wives, fathers & mothers, sons & daughters. #Sacrifice4Freedom

@MacEscalante You, just like the loved ones you lost, are also heroes for unselfishly sharing their lives for freedom and peace of all #Sacrifice4Freedom

@justjanie09 @NationalHistory A nation’s bond in wartime creates a nation of citizens rather than one of blacks&whites or men&women…#Sacrifice4Freedom

@kaylieoco I am grateful that I have both the right to participate in the government and the responsibility to preserve democracy. #Sacrifice4Freedom

@leahs333 I would like to thank the men who died in D-Day, fighting for their lives, and making history. #Sacrifice4Freedom#biondhist

“The sacrifice veterans have made for this country is something that all citizens should respect and recognize,” said NHD Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “Because these students had to examine and think about how sacrifice and freedom are linked, they are more appreciative and understanding of those who serve. They are better citizens for that.”

ABOUT NATIONAL HISTORY DAY:

NHD is a non-profit education organization based out of College Park, MD. Established in 1974, NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million primary and secondary students around the world in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into local affiliate contests, where the top student projects have the opportunity to advance to the national competition at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD also seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities for educators. NHD is sponsored in part by the HISTORY, Kenneth E. Behring, Weider History Group, Inc., WEM Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Southwest Airlines. For more information about NHD, visit www.nhd.org.

WEBSITE: www.nhd.org
TWITTER: @NationalHistory
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/nationalhistoryday

Contact
Gary Pettit
Director of Communications
Phone: 301-405-0536
Press Release
https://www.nhd.org/sites/default/files/Press-Release-NHD-Twitter-Contest-Winners-2014.pdf
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