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National History Day: Conflict and Compromise

 History Day StudentsNine Hastings High School students and one Hastings Middle School student have qualified for National History Day this spring, having competed on the district and state levels.  Eight of the nine Hastings High School students and the Middle School student have committed to continue on this summer to the national competition at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Students from twenty-seven Nebraska schools competed at the regional competition held at Hastings College, with nineteen Hastings High School students qualifying for state competition.

National History Day involves a project-based contest for students in grades 6-12 who compete on district, state and national levels.  The competition is designed to promote the study and appreciation of history.  The theme for 2018 is Conflict and Compromise, a broad topic allowing for a wide range of projects.

To help alleviate expenses, the Hastings Public Schools Foundation has provided stipends to each of the competitors.  This is an obvious way to extend the horizon of opportunity for Hastings Public Schools students.

Back:  Anderson Rogers, Ann Mays (instructor and sponsor), Betty Kort (HPS Foundation Director), Lucy Nielsen, Chyna Delker, and Chandice Rogers

Front:  Chase Johnson, Christine Jonglerthan, Carter Wenberg, and Kobi Ennen

 Middle School Student Erika Nielsen not pictured.