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National History Day


Boulder County Regional History Day Contest

Conflict & Compromise in History
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Southern Hills Middle School (1500 Knox Drive, Boulder)
Registration Deadline: 2/23/18

Congratulations to our 17 students advancing to the National History Day Contest
in College Park,MD, June 11-15, 2017

These students received special awards at the national level:

Senior Paper, First Place
Title: "By the Code of Humanity": Ralph Carr Takes a Stand for Japanese American Rights in World War II

Stephanie Reitzig, Niwot High School

Special Award: Discovery or Exploration in History

Title: Copernicus and His Theories: Laying the Groundwork for the Heavens
Quinn Perian, Summit Middle School, 
Junior Paper

Outstanding Affiliate Entry - Colorado

Title:  Frederick T. Korematsu: Lasting Changes on Racial Biases and Segregation

Josiah Boehm & St. John Tsuno-Wayne, Summit Middle School, Junior Group Website

Honorable Mention

Title:  Fred Korematsu: Righting an American Wrong

Eric Sankey, Summit Middle School, Junior Individual Documentary

2017 National Qualifiers

Junior Group Documentary, First Place: Grace Albright & Emma Kraft, Summit Middle
Project: Margaret Brown: A Voyage to Equal Rights

Junior Group Performance, Second Place: Kate Barlament, Pema Sherpa & Julie Young, Summit Middle
Project: The Knight, the Angel and France's Heroine: Joan of Arc and the French Resistance

Junior Group Website, First Place: Josiah Boehm &  St. John Wayne, Summit Middle
Project: Frederick T. Korematsu: Lasting Changes on Racial Biases and Segregation

Junior Individual Documentary, First Place: Eric Sankey, Summit Middle
Project: Fred Korematsu: Righting an American Wrong

Junior Individual Performance, Second Place: Alan Rivera Rodriguez, Summit Middle
Project: Cesar Chavez: Taking a Stand For Migrant Farm Workers 

Junior Individual Website, Second Place: Emily Maran, Summit Middle
Project: Wangari Maathai: Spreading Seeds of Change

Junior Paper, First Place: Quinn Perian, Summit Middle
Project: Copernicus and His Theories: Laying the Groundwork for the Heavens

Senior Group Exhibit, First Place: Grace Bryant & Madeleine Gallop, Fairview High
Project: "This Land is Your Land": The Negro Motorist Green Book's Stand Against Racism

Senior Individual Documentary Second Place: Ekaterina Yudina
Project: "They Don't Make Soldiers Out of Us Because Our Hymn Is Tiger Rag": The Swingjugend's Stand Against Nazi Gemany

Senior Individual Exhibit, First Place: Youngbin Yoon, Fairview High
Project: The Birth of Hangul: King Sejong's Stance against a Borrowed-Language System in Choson Korea

Senior Individual Performance, Second Place: Rebekah Stein, Boulder High
Project: Carry A. Nation: Inspiring Generations of American Activists

Senior Paper, First Place: Stephanie Reitzig, Niwot High
Project: "By the Code of Humanity": Ralph Carr Takes a Stand for Japanese-American Rights in World War II

Senior Group Documentary, First Place: Jordan Appel, Boulder High
Project: Minders Taking a Stand: The Tragedy of the Ludlow Massacre
Note: Jordan qualified for state via another regional contest

We need enthusiastic judges!

Judge Flyer

Judge Registration Form

For more information and resources, check out these helpful websites and links:


Especially useful History Day Playbook
Introductory video 

Boulder Public Library NHD Research Site

Reimbursement Details

The Office of Advanced Academic Services provides some support for individuals and teams who are eligible to compete at the national or international competition level of those contests held and sponsored by BVSD at the district level. 2017 Reimbursement Form 


For additional information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact: 

Marlys Lietz, marlys.lietz@bvsd.org (720-561-5149) 








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