National History Day

Each year, more than half a million students participate in the NHD contest. At STA, 11th and 8th grade students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews, and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources, and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, Web sites, exhibits, performances, and documentaries.

2017 Theme - Taking a Stand in History

STA History Day Fair was February 15, 2017

Mr. Hoverson created a guide to doing History Day the STA Way for this year's theme.


Congratulations to the following 11th grade students. Their History Day projects have advanced to the state competition:

Nate Broetzman: Individual Documentary--LBJ's War on Poverty
Seamus Harvey: Individual Documentary--Taking a Stand for Farmers of the 1980s
Matthew Goldade, George Stewart, Nathaniel Allen: Group Documentary--1968 Olympic Protests
Sam Nguyen, Jacob Weinstein: Group Documentary--Bank Shot: the War Against the Second Bank of the U.S.
Alex Moeller, Charlie Quinlan: Group Website--Students for a Democratic Society
Axel Raarup, Cade Huntley, Matthew Martine: Group Exhibit--The Nestle Boycott

Congratulations to the following 8th grade students. Their History Day projects have advanced to the state competition:

Individual Exhibit - two boys with two different projects
  • M. Fafinski - Tiananmen Square
  • O. Hess - William Wilberforce
Group Documentary - two groups with two different projects
L. Brennan
M. Bordelon
Y. Fondungallah
Haitian Revolution
W. Juncker
B. Taxdahl 
State competition will be April 29 at the University of Minnesota.

History Day Materials

Access hints and resources from the Library Media Center via the STA Library Media Center Schoology Group.