MONTEREY COUNTY'S 28TH ANNUAL HISTORY DAY 2018 THEME: conflict and compromise in history.
March 10, 2018

What is History Day?

History Day is a statewide program sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation in conjunction with National History Day.  It is open to students from grades 4 through 12 (student's school must be enrolled).  History Day is an exciting enrichment program that furthers students understanding of historical issues, ideas, people and events.  It is an academic adventure that provides teachers with an innovative teaching tool that fosters students' enthusiasm for learning.  Students will develop invaluable research and analytical skills emphasized in Common Core as they progress through their projects and define the significance of their topics.  This event will quickly become a tradition for the students, teachers, schools and parents.

Students can compete in the following categories:    
Paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, website, or 4/5th grade poster. 

What happens to the participants that win? 

The Monterey County History Day program is part of a statewide competition that involves over 35,000 students each year. The winning projects of the Monterey County Competition will compete at the California State Finals.  The winners of the state competition will represent California at the National Competition.  


Participating students and teachers spend months brainstorming, researching, writing, editing, designing, and preparing for the History Day Competition.  But it cannot be a successful event without volunteers.  Judging the History Day Competition is a great way to get involved in this event and provide students feedback on the project they have spent so much time and energy creating.  The Lyceum offers judge orientations in instructed by experienced judges to provide all the information you will need to continue the excellence of this tradition.  If you are interested in volunteering as a judge please contact This year, the Judge Orientation will be soon scheduled the third week in February, 2018. Two orientations are held - one in Monterey and one in Salinas.  New judges are required to attend one of these orientations. 

List of Online Resources and Connections:

Our special thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support and contributions to the event.: 

  • The Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation
  • Chapman Foundation
  • Harden Foundation
  • Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation
  • AT&T Pebble Beach Foundation

Congratulations to the winners of our 27th Annual History Day

senior group performance

County Winners:

Gabriella Flanders
Tara Smith

SENIOR Individual Documentary

County Winner:

Imogene Johnson

Senior Group Website

County Winners:

Nancy Yu
Kaci Gu

Junior Individual Websites

County Winners:

Alexander Rupp
Sophia Silveira
Cailin Templeman

Honorable Mention:

LuLu Moitoso


John Hoffman

Junior Individual Documentaries

County Winners:

Holden Schoone
Hannah Filly
Julia Vanoli

Honorable Mention:

Teah LeBlanc

Junior Historical Papers

County Winners:

Clea Caddell
Amalie Hansch

Junior Individual Exhibits

County Winners:

Kate Morgan
Logan Falkel
Nate Schindler


Cassandra Chapa
Craig Chiu
Makenna Tarsitano

Junior Group Websites:

County Winners:

Ufuq Ali, Angelina Moon, & Elizabeth Wang
Marina Al Nimri, Quinlin Beets, & Fatima Gasmelseed
Ismael Munoz, Marco Rovell, and Bryan Berry

Honorable Mention:

Desiree Hosington & Ruby Ames


Jeff Garcia & Kenneth Bartlett

Junior Group Documentaries

County Winners:

Ruksheen Kasad, Aidan Carr, & Niamh Burke
Mia Eriksson, Brandon Onitsuka, & Chloe Allison
Seth Madden, Stella Karm, and Carson Oliver

Junior Group Performance

County Winners:

Alexis Williams & Alina Brown

Junior Group Exhibits

County Winners:

Oliver Calderon, Francesca Sanchez, & Keita Tanabe
Joanna Yanes, Marie Escalante, Nevayah Ram, & Sofia Santos
Alberto Chacon & Emily Rojas