Huck B. Places First in State Level of National History Day Writing Contest

National History Day is an annual contest that attracts entries from 500,000 students and 40,000 teachers in 48 states. Each year, all EDS 8th graders write a lengthy formal essay on a topic that relates to the annual theme for the contest and submit them to the state-level contest in Macon, Georgia.

One of my outstanding students, Huck B., chose to write about the second Greco-Persian war. I’m proud to say that he placed first in the junior papers division. He will now travel to Washington DC to present his paper at the national finals in June. Huck advanced to the state finals by winning the regional contest at GRU. Mathurin D. was second and Allie R. was third in the regional contest.

Here is the photo of Huck receiving his award at the 4th-8th Grade Honors Assembly. I’m very proud of Huck and of all of the EDS 8th graders for their hard work and fine writing.

Click here to read Huck’s winning essay.

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