Excitement is building as more than 100 students put finishing touches on their History Day projects in preparation for the Fairfield History Day Contest, to be held at Fairfield University on Saturday, March 2. Fairfield is one of the six History Day in Connecticut District Contests held in Connecticut throughout March.
History Day in Connecticut is an affiliate program of the academic program, National History Day (NHD). The day will culminate in an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m., for which state Reps. Tony Hwang, Kim Fawcett and Brenda Kupchick will be present.
For months, Connecticut students in sixth through 12 grades have researched topics using primary and secondary sources related to this year’s theme: Turning Points in History. Working individually or in groups, the participants have created projects that can take the form of papers, exhibits, websites, performances and documentaries. The students present their work to teams of volunteer judges at the district contests. Judges assess each project and choose the top three projects to continue on to the state contest that will be held at Central Connecticut State University on April 27.
Students participating in the Fairfield District Contest represent a variety of towns, including Fairfield, Greenwich, Bridgeport, Stratford and Stamford.