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Colorado History Day

NHDC Wall of Fame!

2015 Winners

​Joyce Xu from Fairview High School won 2nd place in Senior Papers for her entry, "Man, Myth, and Icon: The Life and Legacy of Che Guevara." Click here to read the essay.


Connect Charter School students Jaylan Gonzalez and Danielle Vigil received third place in Junior Group Documentary for their project, "236 Words: The Leadership and Legacy of Dr. Seuss." Click here​ for the entry. 

Third place in Senior Group Performance went to Denver School of the Arts students Maia Brockbank, Camryn Daidone, Brynn Gauthier, and Audrey Roberts for their entry, "The INF Treaty: Reagan and Gorbachev's Fight for a Legacy Free of Nuclear Proliferation."


2014 Winners_____

Isabella Bowland from Southern Hills Middle School won the bronze for her Junior Individual Performance, "From Press, to Public, to Politicians: Exploring the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: It's Impact on the Rights of Human Subjects and the Responsibilities of All in a Democratic Society."​

Congratulations to our Outstanding State Entries:

Breanne Barrett and Maria Meza (Gunnison After School Program) for their Junior Group Performance, "Happy Literacy Day, a Fantastical Trip of the Things He Did Say: The Footprints of Dr. Seuss" and Jennifer Jun (Fairview High School) for her Senior Paper, "Disturbing Comfort: A Violation of Rights and the Japanese Government's Denial of Responsibility" 

____________________2013 Winners_____


Hamilton Middle School student
Alexander Weissman won
the gold in 2013 for his Junior Paper,
"Pivotal Politics- The Marshall Plan: A Turning
Point in Foreign Aid and the
Struggle for democracy."

Fairview High School student Jessica Piper
and her teacher
Scott Peoples were all smiles when she received the gold medal in Senior Papers for her entry, "The Great Railroad Strike of 1877: A Catalyst for the American Labor Movement."
Denver School of the Arts teacher Barbara Allen poses proudly with Molly Maier
after she received the bronze medal in Junior Individual Exhibits for her project, "The Pill:10mg that Rocked the Modern

Contact Info

National History Day in Colorado

Mailing Address:
National History Day in Colorado
Department of History
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 182, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Physical location:
Student Commons Building 
1201 Larimer Street
Room 3128
Denver, CO 80204

History Department Office
(View the Map)
Phone: (303) 315-1789



Information for Nationals Bound Students, Teachers, and Families

The State Office has many things planned for the Colorado delegates. Please note that these require RSVPs! For more information, contact Celeste Archer

Sunday, June 12: Ice Cream and Pizza Social
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Stamp Student Union

Sunday, June 12: Twilight Washington D.C. Monuments Bus Tour
Time: TBD (Following Opening Ceremony)
Location: TBD

Tuesday, June 14: Day in DC 
Supreme Court (8:30 am)
National American Indian Museum lunch
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and IMAX (following lunch)

​Wednesday, June 15: Day at the Capitol

Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Congratulations State Contest Winners!
Click here​​ for the list of contest and special award winners. 

Click here ​to see the final rounds qualifiers. 

August 26th and 27th Educator Workshop at History Colorado-- Register now!
Click here​ to register now for the two-day workshop sponsored by NHDC, History Colorado, TPS-Metro State, and Rocky Mountain PBS-Colorado Experience. Space is limited!

Educators: We Need Your Help!
Please fill out this quick survey ​to provide us with necessary information needed by our state and national office. You will have an opportunity to win a Kindle Fire! 

What Is National History Day in Colorado? Check Out Our Video to Learn More!  

Click here​ to view a film highlighting the impact and importance of the NHDC program created by Boulder High School students Whitney Lawless, Emma Chow, and Jenna Richter. ​

NHDC Elementary Poster Contest   
NHDC is excited to announce the 4th/5th grade poster contest for our elementary schools. Click here for more details. Be sure to check out the newest page on our website that has examples, standards documents, rubrics, and more. Click here​!

  2015-2016 Project and Classroom Assistance
  • ​​​  ​​​Looking for project examples? Check out the example page from the national office
  •   ​Looking for an expert to interview on your topic? Check out our new Speaker and Interviewee Bureau. Click here for more information. Do you know anyone who might be interested in joining our Bureau? If so, contact Celeste Archer
  • Teachers: Click here for classroom tools and project development documents 
  • Attention Teachers: Please contact us and we will help you to integrate History Day into your classroom.

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     Walter S. Rosenberry, III Charitable Trust 


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NHD Receives
Medal From
President Obama

Feb. 13, 2012 -- National History Day (NHD), a year-long academic program focused on historical research for 6th to 12th grade students, was awarded the prestigious 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.
Read the NHD Press Release
See the news story here!