On March 17th, we celebrated the 27th Annual Monterey County History Day at Los Arboles Middle School. This year’s History Day theme presented by the Lyceum of Monterey County and Monterey County Office of Education was “Taking a Stand in History.”
After months of research and preparation for the competition, students from multiple schools had the opportunity to present individually or as a group in the following categories: Paper, Exhibit, Performance, Documentary, Website, or 4/5th grade poster.
Fascinating topics scattered across the campus included: How the Emancipation Proclamation Changed History, Ending Segregation in Orange County Schools, William Mulholland's Stand for the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and Malala Yousafzai's Sacrifice for Equal Education in Pakistan.
Thank you to our judges who committed themselves to previous training, further research and dedicated time. Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Chapman Foundation, Harden Foundation, Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, AT&T Pebble Beach Foundation, and Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation. Thank you to the History Day Committee, participating teachers, supportive parents & grandparents, and Los Arboles Middle School for graciously hosting the event.
Special thanks to the community organizations that donated Special Awards to the event, including: The Monterey Bay Aquarium, MEarth, The National Society of Colonial Dames of America - California, The Helen B. Rucker Civil Rights Award, and the Pac Rep Theater.
Most of all, thank you to the students who competed in this year's event! It is always inspiring to witness the dedication and creativity among the students each year.